Sunny, summer days spent outside and by the pool mean one thing: more water usage. Everyone in the family will be showering more, as well as using water to keep the yard green and the pool full.
If you want to keep your water bill from dramatically increasing, then you’ll need to follow these helpful tips in your efforts to keep your usage at a reasonable level.
- Ensure that there are no leaks on your property. It’s easy to rack up a hefty water bill when you have a hidden leak in your yard or somewhere in your home. Check your faucets, pipes, and lawn for signs of moisture. If you do spot a leak, have it fixed ASAP.
- Only run the washing machine when it’s full. As tempting as it is to wash your favorite swimsuit immediately after wearing it, it’s best to only turn the machine on when you have a full load to wash.
- Be smart about turning on your sprinklers. It’s best to water your lawn during the morning or evening when it’s cooler, so less moisture will evaporate. Remember to check to see if your sprinklers are watering the lawn, not the sidewalk or driveway! Also, make sure you’re not one of those people letting their sprinklers run on rainy days.
- Keep everyone’s showers short. No one wants to sacrifice their relaxing shower or bath after a long day outside, but by minimizing shower time, you’ll cut down on your water bill substantially.
To learn more about how you can lower your water usage and save money over the summer, contact Whitten Plumbing today. They’ve been serving the Little Rock area for years, and are experts when it comes to affordable plumbing techniques and solutions. Give them a call at 501-607-6596 to schedule an appointment or speak with a representative.