Water Conservation |Plumber Fort Worth
The typical American household loses on average, 10 gallons of water per day due to leaks. Minor leaks in U. S. homes nationwide account for the loss of over 1 trillion gallons of water per year. The most efficient means of water conservation is by having a plumber in Fort Worth repair leaking faucets, toilets and other leaks. An additional action that will conserve water is to install low-flow plumbing fixtures and practice water saving behaviors:
- A low-flow showerhead can save 15 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can install the water saving showerhead you desire.
- Cut your shower time down. Every minute you reduce in shower time will save energy and money.
- Showers are the water-efficient way to bathe vs. a tub bath using approximately 65 gallons or more.
- According to the EPA, the average household will waste 10,000 gallons of water per year due to minor leaks. This is more than wasted water; it’s the loss of a valuable resource and your money. Call today for a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth to provide faucet repair and repair of other plumbing leaks.
Toilets account for approximately 30 percent of a home’s indoor water use, and are a major source of water wasted due to leaks. Toilet repair provided by a plumber in Fort Worth can stop the waste of water and your money. A simple way to test for a leaking toilet flapper is to place a few drops of food coloring into the tank and don’t flush for 15 minutes. If the color shows up in the bowl the flapper needs to be replaced. Flush after this test to prevent staining of the toilet tank.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures and Energy Star qualified appliances can save you money. Recent advances in low-flow toilets have produced toilets that use 20 percent less water than the current standard requires, while maintaining equal or greater performance. In fact, numerous WaterSense labeled toilets performed better than standard toilets in consumer testing. Earning the Water Sense label means a toilet meets or exceeds the criteria of both performance and efficiency. A WaterSense labeled toilet can save a household 4,000 gallons of water per year. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can provide you with a plumber in Fort Worth for reliable repair or toilet installation.
Energy Star certified washing machines’ use approximately 20% less energy and 35% less water than standard washing machines. Their increased tub capacity enables you to wash more clothes at a time, resulting in fewer loads for the same amount of laundry. They are available in both front-load and top-load models. The advanced system flips or spins clothes through a stream of water, and the laundry is rinsed with high-pressure spraying rather than a full tub of water. The majority of Energy Star washing machines use 4 times less energy than pre-1999 models.
A full-sized ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer costs $85 to operate per year, and uses 15 gallons of water per load, in comparison to the 23 gallons used by a standard machine. This adds up to a savings of 27,000 gallons of water over the course of the washing machines lifetime.
Energy Star certified dishwashers utilize advanced technology to clean dishes while conserving water and energy. A pre-1994 dishwasher wastes over 10 gallons of water per cycle, while an Energy Star certified dishwasher will save an average of 1,300 gallons during its lifetime.
There are numerous steps a homeowner can take to reduce water use. Some are as simple as shutting off the water when you brush your teeth, to installing a low-flow showerhead. Have a remote bathroom that takes too long to receive hot water? Long run plumbing wastes both water and energy. You can reduce the waste of water by catching and using it for plants – or install a point of use tankless water heater for even greater savings. A Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide the professional installation of a tankless water heater, providing hot water without the waste.
For many homeowners, water has a dual cost. They must pay for the water, and then pay for it going through the sewer system. This provides an additional reason for the repair of leaks. With some careful planning of water use and leak repair homeowners can conserve water and save on the costs as well.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers professional plumbing services provided by some of the best plumbers in the industry. When you need a plumber in Fort Worth to provide service you can depend upon, give us a call. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Thanks for visiting Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.