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Tips to Make Your Home’s Plumbing More Efficient

The plumbing system in most homes uses much more water than is actually needed. This wasted water means more pollution and higher than normal water bills. If you are like most homeowners, you may wonder how you can increase the efficiency of your plumbing system, cut pollution, reduce water waste, and save money.

Invest in a Plumbing Inspection

One of the first things that you should do to improve your plumbing system’s efficiency is to hire a professional for an inspection. They can use specialized tools such as pipe deflection gauges to determine what should be done to improve efficiency. This will let you know any underlying issues that may be present.

Install a Low-Flow Toilet

Today’s standards for water consumption in toilets have grown more and more strict since the 1990s. If a toilet was bought before that time, it probably uses up to 3.5 gallons of water or more to help dispel waste each time the toilet flushes. This is true regardless of if the waste being flushed is liquid or solid.

Modern toilets use significantly less water. In fact, many toilets use 1.28 gallons or fewer each time they are flushed. This helps save a lot of water.

Install Aerators on Faucets

A serious issue with many of the early low-flow faucets was that even though they did a good job of reducing the water coming out, they did it by lowering water pressure. This result was consumers not liking them. Even people who liked them had to spend more time performing tasks. Today’s faucet aerators help to reduce water consumption all while keeping pressure levels high.

When it comes to improving the efficiency of a plumbing system, there are several steps that homeowners can take. Keep the information above in mind to know what to do and what to invest in.