Sure you’ve heard that conserving water is the thing to do, but have you considered the implications of doing so for your septic system? Don’t yawn just yet, because we’re about to share a few tips that will save you money in the short and long run. And money saved is exciting because you get to spend it on, well, whatever you want, instead of the water bill. All About Plumbing is your go-to plumbing service company in the greater Asheville and Hendersonville, NC area. We’re here to help you with all your plumbing needs.
Check Leaking Faucets and Toilets. Even slowly dripping faucets can waste 20 gallons of water daily. Have you considered how much water that really is? Visualize four 5-gallon buckets poured out on your kitchen floor. That’s a lot of water. Okay, so it ends up in your septic tank, but admit it, visualizing it on the floor was more effective. We’re sneaky like that. We want you to “see” the significance of a slow drip. Now add a leaky toilet to all that water in the floor. Most leaky faucets and toilets are do-able DIY projects, but we’ll be glad to fix them for you as well.
Once you’ve fixed the obvious leaks, use your water meter to assess for hidden leaks. Simply read the water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter doesn’t stay the same, you’ve still got a leak. Might want to call us to track it down for you.
Think Before you Flush. Every time you flush that allergy-infused tissue, you use up to seven gallons of water. Chuck it into the trash can instead. Don’t use the toilet to flush your cigarette butts, either, for the same water wasting reason. Ditto flushing those awful Asian stink bugs that have invaded our area. Don’t flush them, but don’t squash them either or you’ll regret the stench.
Install Water Saving Shower Heads and Faucets. These are designed to save you water and are easy to install yourself, which is cheap and quite effective. Also, don’t set up camp in the shower because you use up to ten gallons of water every minute you’re standing there. A lot of water-conscious people turn the water off between soaping up and rinsing, which is especially easy to do in the summer when the house is warmer anyway.
All About Plumbing is your best resource for plumbing repairs and service in the Asheville and Hendersonville, NC area. We care about water conservation and helping keep not only your septic system in peak operational performance, but the environment as well.