Many homeowners are shocked when they get their first water bill of the summer! With irrigation costs added onto regular water usage, it’s easy to spend more than you had ever imagined on water. Here are a few tips you can use to save water – and money! – this summer.
Check Your Toilet for Leaks
Put a few drops of food coloring into your toilet’s tank, then wait a few minutes. Check the bowl. If the water there is colored, then your tank is leaking. It may not seem like a lot of water, but it could be more than you think. If you have a leak, try replacing the rubber flapper. It’s cheap and it could save you a lot in the end. Bathroom plumbing is where a lot of leaks originate, so check all fixtures.
Water Your Yard When it’s Cool
This prevents water from evaporating under the sun’s blazing heat, so you don’t have to put even more water out there. Upgrade your watering game by investing in a drip system, which can deliver water specifically where you want it, and make sure you aren’t watering the sidewalk.
Change Your Showerhead
Water saving showerheads can save you money without changing the way your shower feels. If you’re not sure which one you want, give us a call. Your plumber can help you get the perfect showerhead for a luxurious feel and saving water.
Call us at Larry & Sons for help saving water or to find out more about how you can do so. We look forward to helping you soon!