Our Manassas plumbing contractors are lean, green plumbing machines. Well, not really, but we sure do know a thing or two about helping you keep your water bill down. In fact, we've put together a short primer on the things that you can do right now to lower the cost of your water bill this month!
Our Manassas plumbing contractors LITTLE Green Initiatives:
Low Flow Fixtures – by installing Water Saver approved fixtures in all kitchens and baths you could save up to 50% on your total water bill during the month. Shower heads are the biggest savers often reducing water use from 6-7 gallons per minute to around 2.5.
Install Aerators – if you don't have the cash on hand to replace all the fixtures in your home, installing aerators on your sink faucets at around $10 a piece can reduce water usage by 33% at those locations.
Turn Off the Tap – running the tap while brushing your teeth or lathering up your hair in the shower wastes countless gallons of water (some estimates put it as high as 1,000 gallons a month). By simply turning off the tap all of this water can be saved.
Tankless Water Heaters -- more than 9,000 gallons of water is wasted waiting for hot water to travel from the water heater in the utility room to the tap that turned the knob. By using point of use tankless water heaters near each bathroom and the kitchen it is possible to virtually eliminate all of this waste water.
Leak Detection – A small undiscovered leak in a toilet can cost hundreds of dollars a year in extra water costs. A Simple dye test can determine if the tank is leaking. Leaks in pipes behind the walls can be far more problematic and end up costing thousands of dollars in damage if they aren't discovered.
Employ Rainwater Harvesting – lawn watering can account for up to 50% of your water bill depending on the size and watering needs. If you use a rainwater harvesting system, it is possible to virtually eliminate this cost from your Manassas home.