There are many reasons to conserve water and save money in the process.
Water is a finite resource, which will run out if we are not careful with
it. Not only that, who doesn’t like saving a little extra money?
You can use the money you save on your water bill for the vacation you’ve
wanted to go one, your child’s education, or towards other bills.
Maybe you have already tried tackling the usual culprits of water waste:
turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth, taking shorter showers,
and using excess cooking water to water your plants. Yet, still you see
no difference in your water bill. If your bill doesn’t change, it
might be a matter of hidden leaks in your plumbing. At Summers Plumbing
Heating & Cooling, we are here to fix your leaks so your water bill
isn't so hard on your wallet! That is why we’ve compiled a checklist
to help you reduce your water bill.
Check for Leaking Faucets
Leaky faucets can seem harmless, but if left unrepaired, they can cost
you a lot of money and waste a lot of water. A faucet that leaks once
per second and goes unfixed for a month can waste up to 260 gallons of
water. You’re spending that money on water you don’t even
use! Leaky faucets are easy fixes. You can find supplies and help at your
local hardware store. Or you can call the plumbers at Summers Plumbing
Heating & Cooling.
Toilets leaking water can also adversely affect your water bill. You might
be wondering how you could tell for toilet leaks, when the toilet is always
filled with water. To check for a leak, lift the tank and look if the
water is spilling into the overflow. Then, take food coloring or laundry
bluing and place it in the tank. Wait 30 minutes. Come back and look at
the water in the bowl. If you see colored water, it means you have a leak.
Luckily, the leak can usually be fixed inexpensively. Our plumbers are
ready to help you.
Check Your Water Meter
Your meter diagram displays how much water is being used. This device can
help you detect “hidden” leaks that are not apparent, and
may occur under the home or in the foundational pipes running through
the house. To check for these leaks, look note the number on the meter.
Wait an hour without using any water in the house. Check the meter again
and if the number changes, it means you have a leak. To fix “hidden”
leaks, contact our plumbers at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling.
You should not have to spend money on water you do not use. We hope by
detecting leaks in your home and fixing them, your water bill will decrease
and your wallet will increase. If you do believe water is excessively flowing,
contact our Indiana and Ohio plumbers for a free estimate today.