The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water in a single day. 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water are wasted per year due to leaks, making drain repair one of the most requested services to help cut down on water use. Correctly fixing drains can save homeowners an average of about 10% on their water bills. If all homes in the U.S. installed water-efficient fixtures and appliances, America would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water, amounting to a total savings of around $18 billion dollars annually. Here are the three areas where you could cut down on payments and save your family money with simple maintenance.
Statistically, toilets account for nearly 30% of the average home’s water consumption, making it the source for the most indoor water loss. Aside from regular use, leaky sewer lines may be to blame. Although replacing sewer line can be a pricy endeavor, trenchless pipe repair helps to cut down on the price with no need to patch up the yard. A cured in place pipe is a no dig sewer repair method that can allow the homeowner to use a single section of pipe instead of replacing the whole line.
Heating and Air Conditioning
Heating and Cooling accounts for some of the largest energy expenditures in your home, partially due to people leaving the units to run while the family may be away from the home. During cold weather however, if you are going to be leaving the home, set the temperature to no lower than 55° Fahrenheit to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting.
Anyone who has ever had a leaky showerhead knows how annoying they can be, but do you they know how much else its really costing them? A showerhead that drips about 10 times per minute wastes more than 500 gallons of water per year; that amount could wash up to 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher! By switching to an ultra-low-flow showerhead, you could cut down on your family’s shower-time water use by as much as 70%. Be sure to inspect the actual drain line for leaks, as you may want to consider having a cured in place pipe installed for the shower line as well.