How to Save Money on Your Water Bill by Changing Your Shower Head or Toilets

Saving money is at the top of most homeowner’s to-do list, and if you want to save those dollars on your water bill (and be a little more eco-friendly), you do not need to look any further than your shower head and toilets. Of course, you can apply techniques like taking shorter showers and turning off the sink when you are brushing your teeth, but here we provide you with a few other methods that will lower your bills without compromising on your shower times.

Go low-flow

You can have a low-flow shower head and toilet installed if you want to conserve water and save money. Flushing the toilet and taking showers will be the tasks that use the most water (especially flushing the toilet), and you can save some serious gallons when you have low-flow models of toilets and shower heads. You have probably seen dual flush triggers for toilets that will use less water when flushing for number one, and then more when pressing the number two option, and these are becoming more and more popular because of their efficiency and savings.

Replace plumbing

Over time, plumbing will wear down and need to be replaced so that you don’t lose water due to leaks and piping issues. Even a small drip in your shower, sink, or toilet can waste over twenty gallons of water a day, and trust that this will add up and you’ll notice on your bill. Keep up with plumbing repairs and replacements to ensure that your water is flowing smoothly and you do not have a steady drip costing you money somewhere in your home.

Schedule an inspection

If you have noticed your water bill going up and are ready to see those savings, then have a professional plumber perform an inspection to identify any areas that are unnecessarily losing water. You can also have them install the low-flow faucets, toilets, and shower heads while they are there. Showers and toilets use a lot of water in your home, and to have more control over your bill, you will need to know exactly how well your plumbing is performing.

If you want to save money on your water bill, bring in one of SSI's expert plumbers, and they'll review the best options for your home. Call (703) 991-0909 or click now to schedule an appointment!

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