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Plumbing Tip 33: How To Save Water In Your Home

With the hottest months of the year fast approaching, it’s a good idea to begin considering ways to save water this year. After all, while drought can be a consideration throughout the year, it is especially prescient during the hot months, when high energy usage combines with little rainfall. But you can take control of your water usage this year by following some of the tips below. Our Glendora plumbers are committed to educating our clients about water conservation. For more water-saving tips, or to schedule plumbing in Glendora, CA, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!

  • Leaks. Yes, this one is obvious, especially if your basement is flooded from a burst water heater tank, or your yard from a cracked sewer line. But even small, seemingly ineffectual leaks can have significant impacts on your water bill every month. It’s not only good to get these leaks repaired for water conservation reasons; it’s just as important to avoid major repairs in the future. Take care of your plumbing and it will take care of you.
  • Low-flow toilet. The toilet is doubtless one of the most frequently used plumbing fixtures in the home. For some, the water from toilet flushing accounts for over 30% of their water bill. That’s a lot of wastewater. A low-flow toilet ensures that you flush only the minimal amount of water necessary. They will cut your toilet water usage in half. There are also dual mode options, with both short and long flushes.
  • Showers instead of baths. While it may seem counter-intuitive, showering instead of running a bath can save you water. Depending on the duration of your showers, they tend to use about 25% less water than baths. You can also try and cut your shower time to increase your savings.

We know how saving water is important to our customers, and so we hope these tips help you think about your water usage in a different way. While we can’t control the cost of our water, we can find ways to cut down on our usage, and thereby reduce our costs. For plumbing in Glendora, CA, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!

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