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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Want Not Waste Not.

When the weather gets cooler, it's a good idea to bring in hoses from the outside and store them in the garage. Also, make sure the faucet that it was attached to is sealed off for the season. A leaky faucet can be costly (as well as illegal amidst the drought).

Check around your home for any standing/running water. Water is a hot commodity these days and waste is intolerable. Do your part, for yourself and the state. Secure the valves, put away the hoses, and select plants that require little to no water.

Monday, November 10, 2014

How Can I Save Money On My Water Bill?

The more a toilet flushes, the higher your plumbing bill will be. Utilities are one of the major costs associated with apartment renting. While repairs to the unit and other amenities are frequently the financial responsibility of the building owner, the tenant usually needs to cover his or her own expenses regarding gas, electricity, and water. Plumbing costs can easily escalate if you are not careful with your water usage. Reducing plumbing costs in an apartment requires diligence.

Shower Instead of Bathe

It takes significantly more water to fill up a bathtub than it does to take a shower. You can test the theory by closing the drain to the bathtub while showering and see how much water has built up in the tub when you're done. As a result, baths waste a lot more water and are therefore a lot more expensive than showers are. Limit your bath-taking and only take one five-minute shower a day to reduce water usage and cost.

Flush Less
Two to eight gallons of water are lost on average every time a toilet is flushed, so save water by only flushing the toilet when necessary. While waste should not usually be left sitting in the toilet, urine can be flushed the next time the toilet is used. Saving flushes even once or twice a day can result in savings on your plumbing costs while also helping the environment. According to The Simple Dollar, you can save approximately 2,565 gallons of water annually this way.

Check for Leaks

A dripping faucet can waste hundreds of gallons of water over the course of a month. Annually, these gallons add up to a lot of financial waste. Make sure you shut off each faucet completely when you are done using it. Also be sure to inspect your pipes regularly for water leaks.

Contact Los Angeles area JO-MI Plumbing at 310-473-8111 for more information or help on saving money and the environment.