As utility bills continue to climb in Minnesota, you may be looking for practical ways to reduce your expenses as much as possible. One way to trim some of off of your water bill is to conserve water. There are several ways you can either reduce water consumption or make your plumbing system more efficient.
Let’s explore some of these ways 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, which will cost you more money to use. So, before you start addressing other problems, you should start by getting your drains professionally inspected, cleaned, and, if necessary, repaired.
2. Fix Leaks
If your drains are allowing water to go out of the pipes, they may also be letting water or debris to get inside the pipes. Therefore, you should fix the leaks that are down deep in the drains. You may also want to get all of 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 they require less maintenance over a longer period. You can save up to $50 per year with a brand new, high-efficiency toilet.
4. Find Ways to Cut Back on Water Use
If you start analyzing your water use each day, you’ll quickly discover there are several ways you are wasting water. Here are some ways to cut back on water usage:
a. Fill up your dishwasher before you turn it on. Don’t wash your dishes by hand.
b. Turn the faucets off while you lather your hands or brush your teeth.
c. Reduce your showers to one a day and shorten your shower sessions.
d. Cut down on the number of dishes you use—especially glasses.
e. Use your garbage disposal sparingly.
f. Purchase high-efficiency appliances.
g. Only flush what is necessary down the toilet.
h. Monitor your water bill each month.
Drain Maintenance and Repair in Minneapolis
If you need drain maintenance or repair for your home or business, contact Drain Blaster Bill. We offer complete drain service for both residential and commercial 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.