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The Value Of Monitoring Water Usage

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Being water-conscious in your home will not only save you money in the long run, it will also contribute to the ongoing efforts to save the environment. Monitoring your water usage doesn't have to be complicated: You don't have to buy new meters or buy individual water monitors to find out how much water each tap is using. You may not even need to call a plumbing service for help. Oftentimes, simply checking your water bill or looking for leaks is enough. Here are a few tips for monitoring your home’s water usage.

 

Water Bills

Perhaps the best way to monitor your water usage is to keep track of and note changes in water bills. Each month, take a moment to reflect on any abnormal water expenditures (such as filling up an above-ground pool) and think about what you can cut out to conserve. Monitoring water bills can also help you find leaks. If your water bill is more expensive than normal, you may have a leaky pipe or faucet somewhere in your home.

 

Find Leaks

Even small drips can lead to big increases in water bills over time. Check your pipes and faucets periodically, but don't forget to check outdoor hoses, sprinklers, and spigots. A leaky fixture may been that it’s time to have your interior plumbing inspected.

 

Monitor Everyday Activities

Use only the water that you need. Try not to let faucets or sprinklers run unnecessarily. Turning off the water while you brush your teeth or shave are small changes that can add up to large savings in the long term.

 

Watch Your Appliances

You can save money and water by making sure to only run full loads. Only run the dishwasher when it's full and don't wash your clothes unless you're doing a big batch.

 

For more tips on how to monitor your water usage, contact us at All Plumbing, Inc. Located in Arlington, Virginia, we provide drain cleaning, hydrojetting, and water main repair, as well as services to combat everyday plumbing emergencies. Call us at (571) 451-2971 and find out how our plumbers can help you!

 

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