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Plumbing Tips to Help You Save in the New Year

Let’s make this new year one full of savings with these three simple tips to cut your water bill!

#1. Completely Turn Off Your Faucet

Turning off your tap is something that we often do haphazardly. After all, it’s just a faucet, right? Well, it turns out turning off your tap isn’t that simple.

According to the EPA, if left unchecked, a faucet dripping once per second could waste more than 3,000 gallons or 180 showers worth of water per year. That amount of wasted water will raise your bill significantly and hurt the environment, which is a lot of damage for the simple act of not ensuring you completely closed your taps.

#2. Fix Leaks ASAP

If your water bill is unusually high, the chances are you likely have a leak somewhere in your pipes. The lost water from a damaged or loose pipe can cause your bill to skyrocket, so locating and fixing them as soon as possible is the best course of action.

If you’re unable to locate the leak in your home, call on the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing who can quickly and efficiently identify and repair the problem area.

#3. Put Your Water Heater on Vacation Mode

If you have always wondered what the “VAC” label on your water heater’s thermostat is for, wonder no longer. The VAC or vacation mode helps save you money on your energy bill by dropping your water heater’s temperature to the lowest level it can function at while keeping your water flowing and preventing frozen plumbing.

When you return home from your vacation, you can turn the dial back to your usual settings, and you will have your hot water back shortly after. Some of the newer water heaters even allow you to set a return date so that you can avoid any inconvenience.

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Call (262) 320-4822 to have the professional team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing take care of all your plumbing needs.

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