Spring is finally here! This is a time to rejoice, open the windows, and enjoy life to the fullest. One of the few downsides to spring is the inevitable spike in the water bill. Most Coral Springs homeowners ramp up their water use in the spring to hydrate their thirsty lawn, water the landscaping, fill the pool and, shower that much more frequently. Here is a quick look at the best ways to decrease your water bill as we segue to a beautiful spring in Coral Springs.
1. Add Low-Flow Fixtures to Your Home
Low-flow home fixtures might not seem like a prudent investment at first look. These fixtures cost money to purchase. They also take time and effort to install. However, your Coral Springs' low-flow fixtures will save you plenty of money on your water bill in due time. Consider adding low-flow showerheads and low-flow faucets this spring. A low-flow showerhead is particularly important as a considerable portion of indoor water use stems from this part of the home. You and your family will take that many more showers during the spring as this is the time of the year when people are active, engaged in athletics and constantly on-the-go.
2. Leak Detection and Maintenance Checks
Though most homeowners' water bills are higher in the spring due to increased water use, there is also the potential for ever-rising water bills to result from a hidden leak. As an example, your home might have a slab leak that is causing your water bills to inch higher and higher each month. The challenge lies in identifying the location of the leak. There is a good chance you will not notice the leak until water starts to emerge from gaps in your home's walls or even through the floor or ceiling.
The best way to mitigate leak damage or even stop leaks from forming in the first place is to rely on our Coral Springs plumbers. Our local plumbers perform preventative maintenance to prevent leaks from ruining your home. If you are even slightly suspicious your home has a leak, reach out to us so we can perform leak detection right away.
3. Decrease Your Shower Time
Though no one wants to reduce their shower time, this approach to saving water will make a big impact on your water bill as well as our planet. Do not fall into the trap of spending 10-20 minutes in the shower. Try to limit yourself to three minute showers. If necessary, set a timer so you know when you hit the three-minute mark.
4. Upgrade Your Toilet
Toilets use more water than any home fixture. The toilets of yesteryear waste an egregious amount of water. In fact, flushing the toilet accounts for upwards of 40 percent of water used indoors. Upgrade to a brand new low-flow toilet and you will use a mere 1.28 gallons per flush as opposed to the 6 gallons used by older toilets. You should also consider a dual flush toilet that has multiple flush strengths: one for solid waste and another for liquid waste. If you have any question as to which type of toilet is ideal for your home, our 24 Hour Emergency Plumbers in Coral Springs are here to help.
5. Wait Until Your Dishwasher Is Full before Running It
Dishwashers uses less water than is necessary to wash dishes by hand. The latest dishwasher models use even less water than those made a decade ago. Take the extra step of waiting until your dishwasher is full prior to turning it on. If you run your dishwasher when there is merely a half load or less, you will waste water. If your dishes are not extraordinarily dirty, run the dishwasher on the light setting to minimize water use and your water bill.
While spring is a great time to be active in the outdoors, it is also a time when we utilize more water for various reasons. Because water is a limited natural resource, it is imperative to use it wisely. Further, minimizing its wastage will lower your water bill. The above five tips should help you in this endeavor. By sticking to them, you’ll surely be doing the planet as well as yourself a huge favor!
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If you want to ensure the optimal usage of water in your Coral Springs home, feel free to call us at (561) 275-5688 to help you find the most suitable solutions. Contact Erica’s Plumbing and Restoration for top-notch plumbing services that will make your home a better place to live.