Tap into These Water-Saving Plumbing Tips

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Fresh shower faucet

You’ve probably seen or heard some of the water slogans in the Valley of the Sun such as “In The Desert Every Drop Counts” or “See Water Differently” to encourage homeowners to reduce water usage. Even though Arizona had a very wet monsoon season in 2022 followed by a wet winter, our state is still in the midst of a 29-year drought.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons to inspect your home plumbing for potential water leaks and the advantages of installing water efficient products.

Fix Leaks

Inspecting your indoor plumbing is an essential task for every homeowner. According to EPA studies, bathrooms are the largest use of water in your house, using over 50% of all indoor water. By discovering and fixing any leaks with a simple visit from an experienced plumber, leaks can be quickly resolved to prevent water loss. One leaky faucet dripping at the rate of only one drip per second adds up to over 3,000 gallons of wasted water annually.

Running toilets can become a big problem over time when water spills into the overflow tube and the toilet doesn’t shut off properly. Hundreds of gallons of water can easily be flushed down the toilet without you being aware of it until you get your monthly water bill.

Replace Bathroom Fixtures

  • Replace shower heads with WaterSense labeled models to save at least four gallons of water every time you take a shower.
  • Replace outdated, inefficient faucets with WaterSense models to save over 700 gallons of water per year.
  • Just by replacing faucet aerators, you’ll reduce water waste by 30% without sacrificing water flow.
  • WaterSense labeled toilets prevent 20% to 60% of water from being flushed down the pipes, and this will save over $3,000 over the toilet’s lifespan.

Touchless Water Faucets

Touchless water faucets eliminate wasted water running down the drain as the typical kitchen faucet pumps out about two gallons per minute. They’re hands-free and easy-to-clean with a pre-fixed flow to help conserve water. These faucets also can be installed in bathrooms and the laundry room to conserve even more water.

Contact Your Plumbing Experts

Are you ready to reduce water usage? You can count on Cool Blew’s plumbing expertise to recommend, repair, and replace your plumbing fixtures. Cool Blew specializes in preventative plumbing maintenance and best of all were available 24/7/365. Call us today at 623-872-2900 to schedule an appointment. We’ll make certain your home will be saving water for years to come