Water waste is a costly problem in Mesa and the East Valley. Our top-rated plumbing team will break down ways you can save money and reduce your water use.
Mesa and Queen Creek’s arid desert climate makes water a precious resource. Learning how you can minimize your home’s water waste, not only saves you money but benefits the environment. When you waste water, you’re literally pouring money down the drain. Read on and save.
Fix Your Leaky Faucets
Dripping faucets can cause more waste than you may think. Upwards of 15 gallons a day. If your faucet is leaking despite being shut off completely, it may be time to repair or replace the faucet. If you’re confident in your DIY skills, follow the tips below to attempt to fix the leaky faucet:
- Turn off the water supply to the faucet
- Remove the decorative cover and handle
- Remove the collar or locking nut
- Take out the stem
- Replace the washer (make sure to use the correct size & type)
- Reverse the process to put the faucet back together.
All faucets are different, if you find yourself in over your head, our team of East Valley plumbers is here to help 24/7. Give us a call and we will come out and fix or install a new faucet for you.
Install Low-Flow Shower Heads
Replacing your home’s showerheads with low-flow models will dramatically reduce the water used while showering. These showerheads are easy to install and will pay for themselves in no time!
Find and Fix Hidden Leaks
Many of our East Valley customers have no idea they even have a leak until something catastrophic happens within their home’s plumbing system. However, some simple investigative work can let you know if there’s a leak. The easiest way to find a hidden leak is to turn off every tap and appliance, then check the water meter. If the meter is continuing to run, there is most likely a leak somewhere within your home. In this case, it’s a good idea to call the expert plumbing team at Angry Pipe Solutions. We have the equipment and experience to track down the leak and repair it in no time. The good news? Since you caught it early, chances are you saved money in the long run.
Prevent Buildups in Drains
Many homeowners don’t pay attention to their drains until they become clogged or damaged. To keep your drains in good working condition and prevent buildups, pour a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar into them at least once a month. Avoid using a drain cleaner that contains harsh chemicals because it can damage your pipes and harm the environment. In the bathrooms, place strainers over the sink, shower, and bathtub drains to prevent soap and hair from getting into the pipes.
Another thing to bear in mind is you shouldn’t pour cooking grease down drains. When the grease solidifies, it may stick to the insides of the pipe and build up over time, resulting in a clogged drain. Instead of pouring grease down the drain, you can pour it into a metal can, let it cool and solidify, then dispose of it.
Check the Toilet
A running or leaking toilet wastes a lot of water. Up to 200 gallons a day. That’s a lot of money you’re literally flushing down the drain.
The problem with toilet leaks is that they’re intermittent. You may not realize you have a leak until your bill skyrockets. If you’re unsure if your toilet is leaking, a simple test can quickly identify a leak. Simply pull the lid off the upper portion of your toilet and put a few drops of food coloring in the water. If the colored water reaches your toilet bowl, you have a leak.
If you have leaky faucets, toilets or you’ve noticed a dramatic increase in your home’s water bill, we can help. Our team of top-rated Mesa and East Valley Plumbers understands where to look and how to fix anything going on within your home’s plumbing system. We’re available 24/7 and ready to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.