30+ years of collective experience utilized through tireless service across Melbourne

30+ years of collective experience utilized through tireless service across Melbourne

Save Money With These Simple Plumbing Fixes!

It’s every homeowner’s goal in such financially uncertain times to ensure household expenses are reduced. The most straightforward opportunity is usually to cut back on energy consumption. However, inconsistent practices and choice of particular plumbing fixtures can also be costing you a great deal of money. Here are some ways you can save money with a few adjustments:

Avoid leaving leaks for later

You might endure that slow drip of your leaking taps for weeks before addressing it. Many homeowners call in a plumber only once their water bill becomes too excessive. By waiting this out, you’re risking having to spend more for further damage to your plumbing system. Pipe replacement, for example, may be necessary. Staying on top of your leaks helps reduce wastage and control unnecessary costs.

Maintain pipelines regularly

Pipes (even though quite durable in nature) are quite vulnerable to damage since many different substances pass through them regularly at varying water pressures. We recommend having your pipelines inspected regularly to catch cracks and other small damages early on. Repairing them right away can help maintain their integrity and you won’t have to upgrade your entire system, which would be more expensive.

Replace your toilet

If you haven’t upgraded your toilet recently, this one’s for you! There are plenty of newer toilet designs on the market that are built to perform better in terms of functionality as well as sustainability. Considering your return on investment in water savings, this upgrade is worth it!

Install smart plumbing fixtures

There are plenty of smart plumbing fixtures with water-saving features available that will save you money long-term. For example, you get showerheads and taps designed to release less water but at a higher pressure ensuring you have the same experience. You could also consider a solar-powered water heater since these appliances are high on energy-consumption. Likewise, choose wisely when picking out your plumbing fixtures!

Check your appliances

If your plumbing appliances aren’t maintained properly, you might get caught to some costly repair damages and a lot of unnecessary energy consumption. The only way to avoid this is to have your appliances routinely checked. In particular, we recommend routine inspections of your washing machines, dryers and dishwashers as these are most prone to neglect and damage.

Inspect your water meter

You should get your water meter inspected by a professional in order to determine if you’re being billed accurately for your water consumption. If your water bill is extremely high, you can call in our plumber to make sure your plumbing systems are functioning as they should.

Managing household costs can be quite the responsibility, but hopefully these tips will come in handy! You can call Access Plumbing any day for affordable solutions to your plumbing problems.