Economise: Upgrade Your Home’s Plumbing to Manage Water Use

Posted on Nov 14 2015 - 6:32am

Plumbing ServiceYour plumbing is the veritable lifeline of your household’s water supply. Those pipes are a necessity for any home, though they can also be the cause of water wastage if not used or treated properly. The good news is, there are several add-ons or upgrades you can apply to your plumbing to ensure minimal wastage of water. Here are some suggestions to reduce your water use and utility bill.

Water Pipe Insulation

Insulating your water pipes will not only assure you of reduced leakage, you can also lower your heating bill since your hot water will stay heated longer when you have insulated plumbing. There are several kinds of insulation available, so ask the advice of water and plumbing experts before making any purchases.

Rainwater Tanks

When the rain falls, so does your water bill because of these water tanks that catch and store rainwater you can use for a multitude of things. Wash your car, your garage or yard. Water your lawn and indoor plants with it, too. You can also use it to put out fires. Rhinotanks.com.au suggests checking with manufacturers for options that would best fit your household’s needs.

Re-route Your Greywater

Greywater is domestic wastewater from non-toilet fixtures. You can actually ask your plumber to reroute greywater to your backyard garden instead of straight into the sewer line. You may have to consider your city or country codes when you do this.

These are just three ways for you to upgrade your household plumbing and pipes. Do consider consulting with professionals for other options to save on your water bill. Even if it costs you a bit for now, you will get it all back with the savings you get in the months and years to come.