Plumbing | August 1, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Toilet Tips 101Your toilet is one of the items in your home that you use every day. Wouldn’t it be nice to know some simple tips on how to save money and energy when it comes to your toilet?
Did you know that your toilet accounts for about 31% of your overall household water consumption? Knowing some of the following tips can be very helpful in saving money on your utility bill. With that much of your water consumption being tied to one item, it is a good idea to know how to use that water wisely. If you notice a leak in your toilet, repair it quickly. A toilet leak can be costly as it wastes over 73,000 gallons of water a year! If it is not taken care of in a timely manner, this can be an expensive problem.
Upgrading your toilet to a high efficiency one can save your family of four around $90 a year on the water bill. Also, don’t discard any trash items in your toilet. Just because something could be flushed down the toilet, does not mean that it is a good idea. If the toilet gets clogged because you tried to use it as your trash can, try using a plunger. A plunger can provide temporary relief until a licensed plumber can get out to your home.
If you find yourself in one of these messes, be sure and call 1-800-277-9400 or schedule an appointment online with one of our licensed and trained professionals.