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Plumbing tips and tricks for water efficiency

It’s no secret that we have a bit of a problem with water in Australia. We use lots of it, but unfortunately we need to be mindful of our usage: much of the country is dealing with drought, and climate change is a big reality. Not to mention, water is our most important resource! There are many campaigns and tips out there to help you manage your water usage in a smart way – but we want to share with you some plumbing tips and tricks that can help.

Water-efficient fittings

Whether it’s a shower head, kitchen tap, or the big tap in the bath, there’s always an alternate water-saving option available. If you get the right one installed, you shouldn’t notice a major difference in flow or output, or a big difference at all – except for in your water bill! It’s always a great idea to get a plumber to advise you on the best type of fitting for your home and system, as it isn’t a one size fits all situation.

Don’t ignore those leaky taps

Leaking taps, pipes and toilets are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to wasting water and nasty water bill surprises. In many situations, you’ll notice a leak – whether it’s minor or ongoing – so if you do, make sure you get it fixed up professionally before it becomes too much of a problem. It’s easy to ignore or forget about what may seem like a minor problem, but it could be doing major damage to your system – and of course, it’s a big waste.

Water-efficient appliances

It isn’t just the fixtures in your home that can be exchanged for smarter options – it’s the major appliances and systems too. Washing machines and dishwashers are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to wasting large amounts of water at a time; they each use a significant amount of water to operate effectively. So, if you’re looking for a replacement or new washing machine or dishwasher, consider shopping around first for one that doesn’t guzzle water – and chat to your local plumber about what might work for your home.

The little things

Saving water also just comes down to the little things. Shorter showers, washing the dishes altogether, as little watering as your garden can afford, turning off the tap when you brush your teeth. It may not seem like you’re making a big difference, but small habits create big change in the long run. Think about talking to others in your household about your specific situation and figure out what you could all do to conserve water in your home.

Tap Doctor WA provide customers with tailored water conservation advice to help individuals and households reduce their water consumption. We take a look at your home, plumbing system, and how you’re using it all right now – and give you some advice on what you could change, both in terms of plumbing fittings and fixtures and your own habits. Want to know more? Get in touch with our team of expert plumbers today!

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