January 14, 2016
There is a chance you have been on the receiving end of a prank phone call before and heard the old joke that goes something like, “Is your water running? Then you better go catch it!” But the truth of the matter is that letting the water run isn’t a joke at all. With your mind on snowfall and low temperatures, high water bills will only bring you more stress, especially if you’re struggling to keep up with all of it financially. Water conservation should be treated with importance, or else you’ll be making real, non-prank calls for service.
At Anthony’s Plumbing, we always have a Glendale plumber on board who aims to help customers in conserving water. In addition, we can provide you with any repairs, installation, or maintenance that will ensure you won’t have to worry about higher water bills ever again. A single drop of water won’t be wasted once you listen to our advice!
What Does Our Glendale Plumber Recommend?
Looking to save water this season? Listen to our plumbing advice and you’ll save gallons of water in a hurry:
- Beware of Faucet Leaks: You may think a faucet leak isn’t that big of a deal, but did you know you’re wasting up to thousands of gallons of water if you don’t get it fixed? Faucet leaks can be the sole reason your water bills are rising beyond belief! If you suspect your faucet is leaking, have a professional give it an inspection.
- Shorter Shower Times: If you live in a home with a larger family, hot water will be used up quickly or else those bills will stack up quickly, so it’s important to divide 10 minutes between each shower to give a heater a rest. A 4 minute shower will only use between 20 and 40 gallons of water.
- Turn Off Water during Tooth Brushing: There is natural tendency to leave the faucet running as you are brushing your teeth. It’s one those little things many people do but won’t admit to, but it’s a rather common mistake. You can waste gallons of water just from a few minutes of teeth brushing, so turn the water from your faucet off!
- Stock Up on Bottled Water: Sure, drinking water from a tap is refreshing, but you’re still running water to some extent. Instead of relying on tap water all the time as a drinking source, keep bottled water handy so your thirst can be quenched without wasting water.
- Locate Shut-Off Valve: It’s important to know where your shut-off valve is located. Many cities have the shut-off valve located in the street but if you don’t live a city or can’t access your street valve, the valve in your home is usually located in the basement, attic, or crawl space.
Contact Anthony’s Plumbing today if you’d like a Glendale plumber to provide you with more water-saving tips!