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In a previous post, we talked about upgrading to the latest in water heater technology, and that included the tankless water heater. It can save you up to 30% compared to water heaters built ten years ago. Additionally, moving to a front-load washer versus a top loader can be a big saver in both water and energy. We started at the top, and we’re working our way down.

WaterSense is an environmental protection agency (EPA) partnership program that claims:


  • Household leaks are responsible for 1 trillion gallons of water wasted per year.
  • The average home is responsible for 10,000 gallons of water wasted annually.
  • You can save 10% on your water bill by correcting water leaks.
  • For a minor expense, dripping faucets, leaking toilets, and leaking valves are all easy fixes.
  • A faucet that drips one drop of water per second can waste more than 3000 gallons of water a year.

Fix leaking pipes and faucets and stop flushing your money down the toilet. Check for hidden interior leaks that can wreak havoc on the interior of your home.

What to look for:

Damp, soggy walls
Mold under sinks
Drop-in water pressure
Noticeably high water bill

Flo By Moen, Because Finding A Leak Fast Means Saving Water

flo by Moen Saving Water And Energy

Installing a Flo by Moen unit can monitor your home for leaks year-round. It is the latest plumbing technology, installed by a plumbing professional and connects to your phone for notifications. If your home experiences any type of water leak, your phone will notify you.

Install Aerators On All Faucets

Install aerators on your kitchen and bathroom faucets. Most faucets have an aerator on them, but what happens is the aerator is subject to build up mineral deposits. They are less than $5 to purchase and will cut water waste significantly. They’re easy to install by screwing them on the end of the faucets. If they get clogged from mineral deposits, unscrew them and soak them overnight in a plastic bag with vinegar.

Install Dual Flush Low Flow Toilets

dual Flow Toilets Saving Water

According to the San Diego Water Department, installing a dual flush, a low-flow toilet can save as much as 350 gallons of water a week. Dual flush uses less water on light loads like urine, and slightly more on heavy loads–––I think you get my point. The dual flush toilet can reduce water usage by up to 67%. If your current toilet uses 1.6 gallons or less and is in good shape, then make sure the flapper doesn’t corrode over time and starts to leak.

Replace Old Faucets And Shower Heads

Replace old faucets and showerheads with ones that have the water sense label. In the not-so-distant past, a low-flow water head meant you had to compromise on performance, not so any longer, you can take a satisfying shower with a low-flow showerhead. Many years ago, showerheads would use up to 8 gallons a minute–––that’s crazy! Today’s showerheads deliver 2.5 gallons a minute. Hope taught you more about saving water.

Other Services:

Home Repiping
Home Water Pressure Repair
Bathtub and Toilet Installation

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My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

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