How to Detect a Leak in Your Plumbing

How to Detect a Leak in Your Plumbing

If you have considered going low-flow, this is a valuable step you can take towards helping to sustain the environment. Low-flow solutions can save you a great deal of water and money without sacrificing your comfort. There are a number of efficient, water-saving solutions that may be right for your home, including the following:

  • Low-flow toilets - These typically use somewhere between 1.28 to 1.6 GPF (gallons per flush), while older models can use anywhere from 3.5 to 7 GPF. This will save you water every time you flush.
  • Dual-flush toilets- These can flush liquid waste with a lighter flush and solid waste with a full flush. A full flush wastes more water than necessary just to flush liquids away. This is what makes dual-flush toilets such a good idea. There are affordable retrofit kits available that can help you to easily convert your existing toilet into a dual flush model.
  • Low-flow showerheads - These solutions use fewer gallons of water per minute, helping to save water every time you shower. To further reduce your water usage, consider limiting the time you spend in the shower or don’t run the water unless you are rinsing off.
  • Faucet aerators - It is best to install these on all faucets in your home to maximize your water-saving potential.

By simply switching to just one low-flowfixture, you can save up to 60% or more on your monthly water usage. They are also easy to install, use, and maintain, providing you with a stress-free ownership experience.

While they can help to save money on your monthly bills by decreasing your water usage; low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators can also help to save you money on your energy costs. Showers require energy to heat the water, so when you cut down on your water usage, you can also decrease your energy usage and the associated costs. In time, you can help to preserve the environment by cutting back on your water usage and dispersing lower CO2 emissions into the air.

Call your local Roto-Rooter in Long Beach to find out which low-flow solutions would best meet your needs, water usage, and budget. Even if you decide to purchase your new toilet elsewhere, it is still ideal to leave the installation to a professional. If your new toilet is not installed correctly, then it is not worth the investment, so leave the work and stress to a pro.

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