How to reduce your water bill with helpful plumbing tips


Conservation of funds through conservation of water and electric is a dream for all home and business owners. How many times have you told a family member to shut the lights off when they leave the room, or to turn off the water while brushing their teeth? Other than obvious factors that lead to reduced bills, you may feel as though the only way to slash your bill is to minimize daily usage.  However, there are many helpful plumbing tips you should consider to help save water.


Upgrading or repairing appliances is a good start.  First, if you have an older, standard toilet, you should consider replacing it if your budget will allow it. Toilet usage is one of the biggest culprits of water usage, making up approximately thirty percent of your water bill.  However, there are now water-saving toilets, such as low-flow or dual-flush toilets, that will drastically help save water consumption.  If purchasing a new toilet is not in your budget, there is a way to ensure that your toilet is not over-using water. Make sure that your toilet is not consuming water, or “running,” when not in use. If it is, it could be a sign that the flapper is leaking inside the tank. In this case, call a professional Staten Island Plumber.


Another appliance that should be replaced or repaired are your faucets.  There are several replacement options for faucets, depending on your budget.  There are low-flow faucets that are not too pricey but cut water consumption a decent amount. A more elaborate option is an aerator faucet.  Aerator faucets are great options as they moderate and modify overall flow; their design also adds more elegance to a bathroom.  Dripping faucets can cost you upwards or beyond one hundred dollars per year.  To ensure that you are not “throwing money down the drain,” make sure your taps are turned off.  If a closed tap continues to drip, it should be repaired or replaced. Just as with toilets, if you notice a problem with your faucet, call a licensed and certified plumber in Staten Island Sewers .


Another quick fix that will lower your water consumption, putting more money back into your pockets is changing the shower head.  Low-flow shower heads save 20,000 gallons of water per year, as they cut the water flow per minute nearly in half.  And, since I know you are likely concerned, you don’t sacrifice water pressure.


Do not wait for drains to become clogged before you maintain them.  Once drains are clogged, your only choices are professional plumbers or property damage.  Instead, opt to keep your drain in top-notch condition with simple steps. Simply pour a cup of baking soda, and then a cup of vinegar down your drains on a monthly basis.  This will unclog the pipes and make your drain operate much more smoothly.


There are many ways to save water consumption and put money back in your pocket. If you have any questions about these tips or have a more serious plumbing issue, contact a professional Staten Island plumber today.