When you own a home, there are many things that must be taken care of on a regular basis, things to be serviced and things to be repaired. When we look at plumbing systems, we find that they are absolutely no exception to the rule. After all, the plumbing systems in the typical home will be used each and every day here in the United States, where plumbing has become nothing less than a fact of life, something that people just expect to be there when they need it. And while plumbing systems are widespread throughout the incredibly vast majority of homes that are built here, they still require servicing and regular maintenance and can’t just be ignored.
Making minor plumbing repairs, when are needed, is also a matter of huge importance. Even just a leaky faucet, which most people don’t think of as that big of a deal, can waste as many as one hundred gallons of water in just one single day. In addition to this, it’s estimated that there are up to ten percent of households here in the United States alone that are wasting as many as ninety gallons of water, also on a daily basis. Water waste is not only hugely expensive, but it’s also hugely detrimental to the environment as well.
If you’re looking to lower the cost of your water bill, you should always have minor problems (and of course major ones) fixed as quickly as they are noticed. In fact, even just fixing very minor issues with your plumbing system can help you to save up to ten percent of your water bill, a small amount that is likely to add up quite impressively over the course of time. But if you’re looking to further increase your savings, there are a number of small lifestyle changes you can make that will actually end up reducing your overall water consumption quite drastically.
Taking shorter showers can be hugely impactful, for instance, and it’s a quite small change to make. While a ten minute shower uses up to forty gallons of water and taking a bath uses as many as thirty seven gallons of water, a five minute shower – just enough time to get everything you need done – is much less detrimental in terms of vast quantities of water usage. In fact, a five minute shower can sometimes use as few as fifteen gallons of water – and is not likely to ever use more than twenty five gallons of water at the very most.
Changing how you brush your teeth can also help, even if this sounds like too small of a thing to really make an impact. But this is far from the case, as continuing to run the faucet while you brush your teeth will actually waste as many as five gallons of water. However, simply turning it off until you need it again is a very simple thing to do, and a change that can be made by just about everyone. And if everyone makes this change, the impact will be quite big indeed.
However, you’ll also need regular pluming inspections in order to prevent major plumbing emergencies from occurring. These plumbing emergencies can be quite devastating, leading to expansive water damage throughout your home. And where there is water damage, the potential for mold growth arises. If at all possible, mold growth is to be avoided at all costs, as one hundred percent of mold growth is detrimental for your health, with mold growth accounting for more than ninety percent of all sinus infections.
If you notice mold growth in your home, contacting mold remediation professionals for mold clean up should be your first course of action. Mold growth followed by a prompt course of mold removal can hopefully help to remove any of the negative side effects that would otherwise be experienced in relation to regular exposure to the mold growth that had occurred. However, mold growth can typically be prevented entirely when plumbing emergencies are avoided, as can be done with regular inspections from plumbing professionals in your area.
From mold growth to saving water, there are many things that the home owner must consider.