How to Cut Your Water Usage in Half for the New Year

If you are a homeowner, or a renter who is responsible for paying your monthly water bill—you may be on the lookout for a few ways you can reduce your water usage. Reducing your water usage will not only help to conserve this vital resource, but will drastically reduce your monthly water bill. The three tips below are an excellent place to begin.

Call Your Plumber

An excellent place to begin is by calling a Pittsburgh plumber to help identify areas of opportunity. Your plumber may suggest changes that will drastically reduce your water usage such as:

  • Replacing the washer on dripping faucets
  • Identifying leaks you may be unaware of
  • Installing a water aerator to reduce water flow
  • Installing low-flow, and water-saving toilet, faucets, and showerheads
  • Having a Pittsburgh plumber clean your drains as needed

Upgrade to Appliances Designed To Conserve Water

If you are waiting to replace appliances that require water, such as your washing machine or dishwasher, consider the cost saving benefits of replacing them sooner rather than later. Appliances that are designed to conserve water are also energy efficient appliances, so you will conserve both water and energy—and enjoy lower monthly bills for both energy and water. If you decide to replace your current appliances that are still operational, consider donating them and benefiting from the tax write off.

Actively Seek Out Areas of Opportunity

Another way you can conserve water is to be more mindful of your water usage. What you may find is that you are wasting more water than you had realized. Some common areas of opportunity include:

  • Turning the water off while you are brushing your teeth
  • Only turning water on full-power when necessary. For example, you may be able to use about half as much water when washing your hands without sacrificing hygiene.
  • Being more strategic when watering your lawn and garden
  • Create a water irrigation system for your lawn and garden
  • Investing in reusable ice cubes instead of ice cubes that require water
  • Fill the sink when washing dishes instead of allowing the water to run
  • Only run your dishwasher when full
  • Check for leaks on a quarterly basis
  • If you don’t mind getting wet, wash your car when it is raining out
  • Looking for ways you can reuse water in a healthy manner. This includes:
    • Collecting rainwater to water your lawn and garden
    • Using the water you use to boil water for pasta or vegetables, to water plants

For more ways in which you can cut your water bill in half, consult a water expert by calling the Pittsburgh plumbing services at Mister Sewer. Our team of drain and plumbing experts understand that your home’s sewer pipes and plumbing system are often an afterthought, only coming to mind when a problem arises. That’s why our team of Pittsburgh plumbers take a proactive approach, looking for efficient solutions that can prevent problems before they occur. Don’t wait until for a costly problem looms over your home’s plumbing system, make sure you’re prepared and contact Mister Sewer today!

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