Water Conservation: How Does Your Plumbing Stack Up?

While you may not know everything there is to know about your plumbing, it can be a good idea to check on the efficiency of each piece of your home plumbing system. If your plumbing fixtures are inefficient, they could be using more water than is necessary and costing you extra money. Read on for some tips to keep your system running more efficiently!

Address Leaks

The first and most obvious sign of water waste is a leak. This could come from a faucet, toilet, dishwasher, water heater, or anything else in the house that uses water. It’s especially important to fix leaks as soon as you find them because they can get worse over time, causing more damage, wasting more water, and pulling more money out of your wallet. If you do find a leak in your house, it’s best to call a professional plumber. They understand how the plumbing systems interact within your house and will be able to help you find the best solution for your situation.

Use Efficient Fixtures

High-efficiency plumbing fixtures are becoming more and more popular because of their water and money-saving benefits. The newer toilets, for example, typically use only 1.6 gallons or less of water per flush compared to the 3.5 – 5 gallon reservoirs of older models. Besides toilets, there are high-efficiency faucets and showerheads that you can install into your own home and do your part to use water efficiently.

Other Areas

The Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense can be a great resource if you are looking for other ways to save water around your home. It has lots of educational information and tips on how to make your home more water-efficient.
If you have any questions regarding your plumbing system and how to make it more efficient, don’t hesitate to give Viking Plumbing a call. From drain cleaning and leak fixing to customized plumbing maintenance plans, our team of professional plumbers is always ready to help you with any problems that might come up or help to make your home more water-efficient, which will in turn benefit all of us.