Don’t lie in bed, listening to the plink, plink, plink sound of your plumbing emptying your wallet. Follow these simple steps to save water, and help save one of our most important resources from wasting, one plink at a time.
Install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Call Mikel in the office if you need to understand better how you can keep your plumbing in good shape for the future.
Insulate long runs of hot-water supply pipe, especially sections that pass through unheated spaces so you don’t lose the hot water as it travels.
Repair or replace leaky faucets. The drips add up fast and represent dollars going down the drain. A hot water faucet that leaks one drop per second wastes more than 2,300 gallons of hot water per year. That is a waste of resources and money. The replacement washers needed to repair a leaky faucet cost only a few cents.
Lower the water heater thermostat to 120°F, or raise the temperature and install a cold water-mixing valve to the line. Water reaching your tap will be 120°F, will be safe enough to avoid scalding and will make your water heating faster and more efficient.