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Here Are a Few Ways to Save Water This Summer

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Whether you are looking to cut back on your water bill or give Mother Earth a helping hand, we are here to give you some tips! See, there are plenty of ways to save water and we’ve got all the information you need to reduce your consumption!

Below, we have listed our favorite ways to save, and all you need to do is keep reading to find out more. And, of course, if you are in need of a plumber in Tracy, CA, do not hesitate to contact our team!

Here’s What You Can Do

There are plenty of ways to conserve water, but these suggestions are a great place to start:

Schedule leak detection

If you find that you are paying more and more for water but receiving less, it might just be that you’ve got a leak. Since it’s difficult to know for certain that you have a leak until there’s water all over your floors, you’ll need to call a professional plumber for leak detection. The sooner this is done the better as it makes gallons of difference.

Upgrade to a low-flow toilet

The toilet uses more water than any other fixture inside your home. In fact, it can account for 40% of indoor water use! Therefore, installing a low-flow toilet is a great way to save water. Rather than using 3 gallons of water per flush, like a normal toilet would, a low-flow toilet only uses 1.28 gallons per flush.

Install other low-flow fixtures

Why not go crazy with installing low-flow plumbing fixtures in your house? Not only can you install low-flow toilets, but you can also add low-flow showerheads and faucets to your plumbing system to maximize the effort to minimize your water use.

Only run the dishwasher with full loads

You might have heard that a dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes and utensils by hand. This is true, and the newest models of dishwashers are even more efficient at water use. However, you’ll end up wasting money if you run only small or half loads at a time. Let the dishes fill up the dishwasher racks before running a load.

Take shorter showers

Yes, you’ve heard this one before. But it bears repeating because people often let the idea go because—well, long showers are the best! But, each minute you can cut off your shower time will save 2 ½ gallons. If it helps, set a timer to keep your showers to 10 minutes or less.

Ask a Professional for Help!

Of course, if you are interested in installing any low-flow plumbing fixtures in your home, or if you are looking for even more ways to save, then do not hesitate to contact a professional plumber for help!

Trust us, any reputable plumbing company will be happy to help you save water and save money! So, what are you waiting for? Get on the phone and contact a pro today! You won’t regret it.

Schedule your plumbing services with the team at DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. today!

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