Our Brentwood plumbing contractors are lean, green plumbing machines. Well, not really, but we sure do know a thing or two about helping you keep your water bill down. In fact, we've put together a short primer on the things that you can do right now to lower the cost of your water bill this month!
By installing Water Saver approved fixtures in all kitchens and baths you could save up to 50% on your total water bill during the month. Showerheads are the biggest savers often reducing water use from 6-7 gallons per minute to around 2.5.
If you don't have the cash on hand to replace all the fixtures in your home, installing aerators on your sink faucets at around $10 a piece can reduce water usage by 33% at those locations.
Running the tap while brushing your teeth or lathering up your hair in the shower wastes countless gallons of water (some estimates put it as high as 1,000 gallons a month). By simply turning off the tap all of this water can be saved.
More than 9,000 gallons of water is wasted waiting for hot water to travel from the water heater in the utility room to the tap that turned the knob. By using point of use tankless water heaters near each bathroom and the kitchen it is possible to virtually eliminate all of this waste water.
A small undiscovered leak in a toilet can cost hundreds of dollars a year in extra water costs. A simple dye test can determine if the tank is leaking. Leaks in pipes behind the walls can be far more problematic and end up costing thousands of dollars in damage if they aren't discovered. The absolute easiest way to check for leaks is to stop all of your water-using appliances, shut off all of your taps and fixtures, and check your water meter, when leaving the house for a while. If you see a change within a couple of hours, then you are almost guaranteed that you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing or irrigation system. Fortunately, our leak detection specialists in Brentwood deal with these problems every day of the week, and we can get your system running smoothly again in no time at all.