It may not seem like it, but the individual homeowner can play a big role when it comes to conserving water here in the Albuquerque metro. Conserve water at home, and there’ll be more to go around. Plus, you’ll cut your utility bills. It’s a win-win!
In this blog, we’ll review some of the best ways you can permanently cut down on your water use through fixing plumbing issues and installing new fixtures and toilets. We’ll also go over some ways that you can reduce water use through your everyday actions.
Maintain and upgrade your home
Dripping faucets are a much bigger problem than they may seem on the surface. In fact, a dripping faucet can waste up to 5 gallons of water in just one day! If your faucet is dripping, it’s time to call Wagner for plumbing repair. We fix and replace faucets and fixtures in the home.
Of course, dripping faucets aren’t the only kind of leak to keep an eye out for. Leaks in plumbing can be hidden behind walls or in other hard-to-access or hard-to-see places. If you’re noticing changes in your water bill—especially a sudden uptick in the amount of water used or billed—it might be time to call us for a plumbing inspection.
We offer professional leak detection services here in Albuquerque. If you suspect that there’s a leak somewhere in your home, give us a call.
Invest in water-smart appliances and fixtures
It’s also a smart idea to invest in water-efficient appliances, including faucets, shower heads, and toilets. If you live in an older home, your toilets are most likely not as water-efficient as they could be. By installing low-flow toilets, you’ll save more than half the amount of water.
At Wagner, we love doing our part for Albuquerque water conservation, so let our dedicated team of plumbers stop that dripping faucet and uncover any other leaks that may be wasting water. Additionally, we can assist you in choosing and installing low-flow toilets.
Be smart about your water use
If you have a sprinkler system in your yard, watch the weather closely so it’s not running during a rainstorm. You could also invest in monitoring systems that regulate water in your yard to prevent overwatering. Not only will this help conserve water, but you’ll also keep your plants and grass healthier.
When you’re washing your hands or brushing your teeth, don’t let the water run any longer than it has to. Washing dishes can become a less wasteful task when you fill the sink with water beforehand, rather than letting it flow while you’re scrubbing.
Finally, don’t run your dishwasher or washing machine when it isn’t full. Half-loads waste a substantial amount of water when it comes time to wash the second half. Wait until after that next dinner to run the dishwasher, and you’ll be able to not only cut back on the water used, but also save yourself some time.
There’s no better time than the present to conserve water
Start the process of reducing water use by having our team fix water leaks. Ask our plumbers or the local water company how you can better monitor your daily water use, so that you can track your progress toward a low-waste water footprint.
If you’re concerned about your home’s current water usage, contact Wagner. We’ll help you diagnose the problems and find solutions.