Bad seals, leaky outdoor faucets, and water efficient fixtures-a plumbers guide to make saving money a New Year’s resolution by not flushing money down the toilet, literally.
As you enter the new year, the last thing you should have to worry about is the gentle tap, tap, tap of a leaking faucet. That tiny drum of water striking porcelain or a spigot not functioning properly is not only annoying, it’s a money sink! Here are a few of the things that our highly-skilled Hobson Plumbing & Heating expert will evaluate in order to ensure your water bill is as low as possible and help save you money in the long run.
That gentle drip of water into your sink or shower is much more than a nuisance. The most common reason for the drip is a worn-out seal. If left unchecked the seal will continue to wear down and the flow of water will just increase. A new faucet is far less expensive in comparison to the risk is having gallons of water being wasted every minute when the seal does fully give way. Our highly-skilled plumbing experts will be able to quickly identify exactly what needs to be replaced and handle the process for you quickly and easily.
Constantly Running Toilet
A toilet that is left to run constantly can add a substantial amount of money to your water bill if not fixed in a timely manner. It’s one of the simplest fixes we can make to help reduce your water bill and save you money immediately.
A good way to check to see if your spigot is broken is to check out the inside area of your home directly opposite the outdoor faucet. If the wall that the faucet is connected to has excess moisture on it, then a breakage probably occurred in the recent past. Have Hobson Plumbing & Heating make certain there are no problems by having us inspect it today!
If your water bill has suddenly increased for no apparent reason, then you may have a broken line. Lines break for a wide variety of reasons ranging from age to extreme weather, such as what we experienced in the midwest this year, and shifting soil. A busted pipe can happen at any time during the year, so don’t shrug it off. Additionally, broken lines can result in water contamination so better to call Hobson Plumbing & Heating when in doubt.The faster you act, the more savings you will experience in your water bill!
Poorly Performing Water Heaters
When most people think about a water heater, they typically concern themselves with the gas or electric cost of the unit. Few consider the efficiency of the setup and its impact on overall water usage. A poorly designed piping system, or a malfunctioning heater, may result in it taking longer for hot water to reach your shower or sink. Our highly-skilled plumbing team can recommend the best solution that meets your needs, from tankless water heaters installed closer to where the water will be used to the upgrading of your home’s piping.
Water Efficient Fixtures
A great deal of water used is wasted due to the sheer volume that comes out of standard faucets. One of the easiest ways you can save money is to swap out shower heads and sink faucets with flow restricting heads. By reducing the flow rate you can cut the amount of water used by up to 50%. Our team can show you which faucets to target and even install the most efficient fixtures for you.
Want to learn more? The EPA and Water Sense has compiled some stats on the impact of leaky water systems and household fixtures.
Hobson Plumbing & Heating is here to help. Learn more about our plumbing and heating services or contact us today to set up an appointment. Hobson Plumbing &Heating is committed to ensuring your plumbing is ready to serve your family’s needs while reducing your water bill in the years to come.