Tips For Reducing Your Water Use

Sacramento PlumberWhen it comes to your plumbing system, you want the water flowing through it to be as efficient as possible. Not only does this help the environment, but it also saves you money on your water bills. While it may seem hard to come up with water to use your water more efficiently, below are some tips to take which will get the job done:

1. Fix Up Your Faucets and Shower-heads

Over time, the faucets and shower-heads in your bathroom begin to age and with that, the washers, seals and connections start corroding and wearing out. Once the washers, seals and connections wear out, water will leak out and cause damage to your home.

Not only that, though, but the price you have to pay on your water bills will go skyrocketing. That’s why to make your plumbing system more efficient, you need to replace any worn-out washers or even just install a whole new tap.

2. Improve the Water Flow

As toilets start to get older, the efficiency of their flush decrease dramatically. For starters, you may notice that the toilet runs continuously which is not only annoying to hear, but also wasting water.

To fix this issue, bring in a plumber to completely adjust the height of the toilet tank ball. If that doesn’t work, the plumber can also install a dual-flush or low-flush toilet. As the name suggests, a low-flush toilet means reducing the amount of water that comes out in every flush. However, a dual-flush toilet gives the user the option of either having a full or half flush every time.

3. Take a Look at the AppliancesSacramento Energy Efficiency

While this tip may be expensive, it actually is worth the cost in the long run. One of your appliances like a washing machine or dishwasher could be the main reason your plumbing system isn’t working correctly.

Typically, old appliances use more water than is necessary and they don’t always drain effectively. This is especially true of dishwashers, as they have food particles that can fall into the drainage system.

When that happens, this will cause a buildup to form further down the pipeline. That’s why to have your plumbing system be more efficient you should replace any old appliances. This way your units are always working in top order. Also, opt for a dishwasher that comes with a built-in disposal to avoid clogs.

Interested in going green? Call Van Go Rooter at (415) 755-7405 to make your Sacramento home more energy and water efficient.