New Year’s Resolutions: Saving Water!

In California, it’s more important than ever before to make a habit of reducing your water usage and doing your part in protecting our natural resources. We’ve got a few tips on how you can cut down on water usage, reduce water bills, improve your plumbing, and do your part in helping our beautiful state!

Check for toilet leaks: You can check a toilet for leaks using a simple dye test. Toilets often leak without homeowners realizing a problem, so try this: put a few drops of food coloring into the tank of the toilet. Wait 15 minutes, and see if it leaks into the bowl. If so, you may only need to replace the valve assembly in the tank. A plumber can help you to address the leaks.

Check the pipes: A water leak inspection helps you to find out about problems within your pipes so that you can make repairs and reduce your water bills or potentially prevent water damage on your property.

Repair faucets: A seemingly small leak from a faucet could still waste hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water a year. Scheduling repairs for your leaky faucets is a small way to make a big difference.

Upgrade to water-efficient plumbing fixtures: Low-flush toilets, faucets with aerators, and low-flow showerheads are all efficient replacements for outdated plumbing components.

Use the dishwasher or plug up the sink: It comes a surprise to many to learn that using the dishwasher typically uses less water than washing each dish individually by hand. If you don’t have a dishwasher, plug up the sink and soak dishes to use less water.

Consider water-smart landscaping: Choosing plants that need little or no water in place of a lawn is an excellent choice, and there are many examples of beautiful xeriscape gardens out there for you to take inspiration from.

These are just a few of the ways you can do your part to save more water each day! Call Ace Pelizon Plumbing for more helpful tips and for plumbing services in Glendora, CA or the surrounding areas.

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