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How do you save money on your water bill? The first thing that comes to mind is to be sure not to waste it. Take shorter showers, don’t let the dishwasher water run into the sink, etc. While those are all great tips for saving water, there are quite a few other ways to reduce your water usage and lower your water bill. Mr. Rooter Plumbing has experience with reducing water bills. Check out some ideas from our plumbing service specialists.
The average shower uses 10-25 gallons of water per minute. That’s a lot of money going down the drain. You can save at least 3-5 gallons by taking shorter showers and turning off the water while soaping up and rinsing. If you need more time, consider installing an automatic shutoff valve on your shower head (they’re cheap and easy to install). It will automatically turn off the water when you step out of the shower, so you don’t waste any more than necessary.
This is another simple way to save money on your water bill. When you brush your teeth or shower, turn off the faucet and only use what you need to do the job. This will prevent extra waste and decrease your overall bill at the end of the month.
If you use your dishwasher often, it might be time to upgrade it or install one in your home if there isn’t one already! Dishwashers use less water than washing dishes by hand and also cut down on energy costs since they run more efficiently than hand-washing does. They also reduce wear and tear on clothes because they are cleaned in a gentle cycle instead of scrubbing them.
One easy way to reduce water usage is by installing low-flow fixtures in your home. Low-flow faucets and showerheads can reduce the water used by 20 percent. If you install them in every bathroom, this will make a big difference over time.
If you have an old toilet or faucet constantly running, you could waste hundreds of gallons of water every year. A leaky toilet can waste more than 200 gallons per day; a leaky faucet can waste 10 gallons per minute! If you suspect a leak in your home, check for drips around toilets and faucets after you flush or turn off the tap — especially if someone has been complaining about leaks in the house lately!
There you have it: five quick and easy ways to save money on your water bill. All of these require minimal changes to your lifestyle or habits but will yield significant savings over time. Some advice may seem obvious, but most of us can benefit from a little reminder once in a while. If you need assistance, a competent plumber from Mr. Rooter Plumbing can guide you. When it comes to plumbing problems, most homeowners try DIY first — but if you're not sure what's wrong or how to fix it, it's better to call us and be sure repairs are done right.