Water Conservation Tips From Our Gaithersburg Plumbers

There are some calls that we really enjoy getting at our Gaithersburg plumbing shop. Among our favorites are the ones where customers are looking for ways to reduce the amount of water they use. Water conservation isn't just good for the world, it's good for your bottom line too! There's nothing we love more than being able to save you money month after month. Here are some of the things we can do to cut your water usage by up to 70%.

Installing Low Flow Fixtures

Aerated low-flow kitchen faucet installed in Gaithersburg, MDIf you haven't already upgraded to low flow water fixtures in your home, you could be using up to twice the water you need to. Changing out an old 3.5 or 5 gallon per flush toilet with the new 1.6 gallon versions can virtually cut use in half all on its own. A new toilet isn't cost prohibitive can doesn't take more than half an hour for a pro to install.

Toilets aren't the only place that water can be saved. Shower heads are some of the worst water wasters, often using 5 or more gallons of water a minute. Take a fifteen minute shower and you've just gone through 75 gallons of water. A low flow shower head would use half that so you could take twice as many showers if you wanted to.

As if these two fixes weren't enough, adding aerators to your existing faucets can cut down water use at each up to 25 percent. These parts cost about $10 a piece and are available at your local hardware store.

after our plumbers found a leaking pipeDetecting and Repairing Leaks

If you already have low flow fixtures throughout the house, it's still not a guarantee that you are conserving all of the water that you can. Even low flow fixtures can suffer leaks. We have plenty of experienced plumbers on staff who are trained to recognize these issues in everything from toilet reservoir seals to dry rotted faucet cartridge systems. Our Gaithersburg plumbing team also uses the latest electronic leak detection equipment to find and help eliminate leaks in pipes behind walls and beneath floors. These leaks, left undetected, can not only cost your money every month but also lead to extensive damage to the structural beams around the leak.

Modified Usage

One other area that we can help you reduce your water use is in your daily activities. Our techs have a vast pool of knowledge to grab from when they suggest changes to your daily routine. Something as simple as keeping a pitcher of cold water in the refrigerator instead of running the water until it's cold can save you considerably over the course of a year. Give our Gaithersburg plumbing contractors a call today and get on the fast track to lower water bills!