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Tips to Help Household Conserve Water and Maintain Your Plumbing System

by | Sep 16, 2019 | Plumbing

The average person uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per day and the average household consumes $70 per month. It’s one of the largest utility payments a person has to make and it’s also one of the ones most in your power to control. If you’re thinking of scheduling drain cleaning services in Arlington County, here are some tips to help you lower your water bills.


Adding aerators to your faucets reduces the amount of water they consume by making the force of the water more powerful, adding air to the stream of water. It saves money by increasing water efficiency.

Shorter Showers

Shaving even one to two minutes off your shower can save you tons of money. Two minutes translates to 10 gallons of water!

Have Leaks Fixed

Keep an eye on the function of your toilets, sinks, and showers. They are most likely to develop leaks, which in turn can waste a surprising amount of water. A leaky faucet, for instance, can waste 30-100 gallons of water per day, costing anywhere from $60-$200 per year. You should ask drain cleaning services in Arlington County how they can help!

Low-Flow Toilets and Showers

Buying low-flow water appliances, such as toilets and showers, or converting your current ones to low-flow can lead to substantial savings. For example, pre-1980 toilets consumed up to seven gallons per flush; post-1980 ones, three. Low flow toilets use over a gallon per flush for a savings of 11,000-35,000 gallons per year. That’s 55 percent – 77 percent of usage!

Use a Dishwasher

This one always surprises people, but it’s true! Hand-washing dishes actually consumes more water than using a dishwasher. Dishwashers use, on average, six gallons of water per cycle, while hand-washing consumes two gallons per minute. So, if hand-washing takes more than three minutes, the dishwasher is better. Run it at night for the best rates! Call your local Arlington plumber for more info.

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