As utility bills continue to climb in Minnesota, you may be looking for practical ways to reduce your expenses as much as possible. Conserving water is one way to trim some off your water bill. Moving to more conscientious water use habits can save you in use and put more money in your pocket each month.

There are several ways you can either reduce water consumption or make your plumbing system more efficient.  Let's explore them below:

1. Fix Your Drain Problems

When your plumbing system doesn't drain properly, the blockage and slow-draining water can cause problems throughout your entire plumbing system.

Your pipes can corrode, your water may start to leak, and you may experience overflows. Any of these scenarios can lead to an inefficient system, costing you more money.

Before you start addressing other problems, you should start by getting your drains professionally inspected, cleaned, and, if necessary, repaired.

2. Repair Leaks

If your drains leak water from the pipes, they may let water or debris enter them. Therefore, you should maintain the plumbing and fix the leaks that are down deep in the drains.

You may also want to get your leaky faucets tightened, repaired, or replaced. A leaking faucet can lead to a backed-up drain. It will also lead to a much higher water bill as wasted water continues to pour down the drain.

3. Replace Your Toilet

Newer toilets are far more efficient than older toilets. In fact, high-efficiency toilets use 50% less water than their older counterparts.

Newer toilets are also less likely to back up and require less maintenance over a longer period. A brand-new, high-efficiency toilet can save up to $50 annually!

4. Find Ways to Cut Back on Water Use

If you start analyzing your water use daily, you'll quickly discover several ways you are wasting it. Here are some ways to cut back on water usage:

●        Turn the faucets off while you lather your hands or brush your teeth.

●        Reduce your showers to one a day and shorten your shower sessions.

●        Use your garbage disposal correctly and sparingly.

●        Only flush what is necessary down the toilet.

●        Monitor your water bill each month.

●        Install low-flow showerheads and faucets.

5. Streamline Your Dishwasher Process

Your dishwasher is not only more hygienic than hand washing; it saves you time and water usage. A few steps you can implement to help with water conservation include:

●        Cut down on the number of dishes you use—especially glasses.

●        Don't do partial loads, and make sure the appliance is full.

●        Use a damp sponge or cloth to clear leftover food, sauce, or grease from dishes instead of running them under the tap before placing them in the dishwasher.

●        Load it strategically by putting large items at the sides and back of the racks, which can minimize the need to rewash because they don't block the water spray.

6. Purchase High-Efficiency Appliances

Water conservation starts with conscientious decisions. Staying on top of leaks and changing water use behaviors are two of the biggest ways to avoid overconsumption.

Aside from implementing new habits, investing in energy-efficient appliances will reduce your use and lower your bills.

Appliances that are labeled WaterSense use far less water without compromising their performance, and Energy Star is a well-known name designed to reduce usage, so look for the label when buying toilets, washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators.

Drain Maintenance and Repair in Minneapolis

Water conservation starts with intention, and these are just a few easy ways to improve your consumption levels and reduce demand. Staying on top of maintenance and repair for your home or business plumbing is critical, and when you need an expert in the business,

We offer complete drain service for commercial and residential properties in and around Minneapolis, MN.

To schedule a plumbing inspection or drain cleaning, call us at 763-913-8719. You can also message us on our contact page.