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At Whipple Plumbing, we’re proud to provide Utah’s highest quality pluming repair services for a wide variety of clients. Whether you need help with a water heater, a main line replacement or just a simple daily plumbing area, our plumbers are always at the ready and prepared to help.

We’re also here to provide expertise for homeowners and business owners alike. In this realm, one of the most common questions we get surrounds saving utility costs without changing water usage habits – we have a few good tips here. Let’s go over some of the best.

Check for Leaks

If you’ve noticed your water bill going up over the last few months and there’s no good reason why, a leak is often the culprit. Leaks can be tough to pick up in some situations, particularly when they take place in pipes that aren’t visible in your home. They can also come from the faucets or a poorly connected fixture.

If you think you might have a leak but can’t find one, there’s a simple way to find out:

  • Find your water meter and mark the water level it sits at
  • For the next two hours, use no water at all
  • Check the water meter again – if the level has risen, this means you have a leak and should call one of our plumbers to help you find it

Water-Efficient Hardware

Want to keep using your water appliances but use less water? Consider things like aerators and flow regulators for faucets, which can save water without changing functionality. Also think about low-flow toilets and shower heads, which can save huge amounts of water.

Replacing Appliances

If you have any appliances that were installed before the early 2000s, these should be replaced as soon as you can with more efficient models. This may present you with a larger up-front cost than you had expected, but just remember all the savings these newer appliances will offer you over time through their increased efficiency.

For more on saving water during the hot summer, or to learn about any of our other plumbing repair services, speak to the pros at Whipple Plumbing today.