How to Save Money on Your Water Bill
Water is largely out of sight and out of mind in the combined 6,000 miles of Philadelphia water and sewer lines until a pipe bursts or your toilet backs up. Giannone will have your back if that occurs but here are a few DIY water conservation tips to save you money and help preserve a precious natural resource. We owe our business in part to water, after all. It’s in your best interest to conserve water, too, as it cuts your water bill and reduces stress on your sewer lines or septic systems. Water conservation also helps expand the lives of municipal waterworks funded by taxpayers.
- Cut shower times. Even a quick four-minute shower can use up to 40 gallons of water. Consider turning off the water when you soap up, and turn it back on again to rinse. Giannone can also install a low-flow shower head.
- Flush the old commode. You can cut household water consumption by 30 percent if we install a modern 1.6-gallon per-flush toilet.The consumption per flush can be found between the bowl and the toilet.
- Stop the leaks. A single failed faucet washer can waste up to 30 gallons a day. To find even bigger leaks outside your home, cut off the water valve in your house and check the meter. If it keeps spinning, you have a major leak on your hands and should contact the experts at Giannone immediately.
- Use your dishwasher. Most people prefer using a dishwasher instead of hand washing dishes, so do it. It’s not only more convenient, the process uses less water.
- Insulate your pipes. This will both protect pipes from freezing during frigid Philadelphia winters and reduce the energy needed to heat the water. It also reduces the amount of water that runs before it gets hot.
Another way to preserve and conserve water is to avoid letting fertilizers, pet and lawn waste and soap suds enter storm drains. Many storm drains empty directly into bodies of water that ultimately lead to the Delaware and Schuykill rivers, the main sources of drinking water for the Philadelphia area.
We owe our business in part to water, after all. It’s in your best interest to conserve water, too, as it cuts your water bill and reduces stress on your sewer lines or septic systems. Water conservation also helps expand the lives of municipal waterworks funded by taxpayers.
Water is a finite resource, and should be treated as such. Contact Giannone today for more information on ways we can help you reduce the amount of water you consume at your Philadelphia home or business.