Water is synonymous to life, as living objects cannot live without it. In spite of people wasting water on a daily basis, no one can negate the need and importance of water. As the water gets scarce due to pollution, we feel its greater importance.
Water is extremely essential for every organ, cell and tissue of our body. Water forms two-third of our body; it keeps body’s temperature normal, lubricates and cushions the joints and protects our spinal cord and sensitive tissues.
How to Save Water by plumbing-
To save water you need to take action. After checking your own property for leaks, tell your friends and colleagues about this article so they can check their property too. Remember to check for leaks again at your property at least twice each year. You should also prepare for winter and prevent burst pipes by insulating your pipes and keeping heating on low when the property is unoccupied.
How to Check Internal leak by Plumbing-
After checking for a leak on your supply pipe you are now ready to check your internal plumbing. Ensure the stop tab is back on so water is flowing as normal. Turn off your central heating system then walk round your property and turn off all taps including pumps for ponds, fish tanks and water features. Now go and check your water meter, which should have stopped.
If your water meter is increasing then don’t panic as you have probably left something running such as the central heating system. If you are certain that all water consumption should have stopped and your water meter continues to increase then you have a leak. In this instance you need to contact a plumber to investigate where the leak is occurring. The good news is that you can tell your plumber that the supply pipe has been checked and is not leaking, which will save the plumbers time and your money.
How to check leaks in supply pipe-
You simply need to turn off the water supply using the stop tap inside your property then look at the water meter. If your water meter stops then everything is fine but if your water meter continues to increase then you have a leak. If you have a leak, the good news is that you know it is on the supply pipe and you should inform your water company immediately.
Method test to check for underground leaks-
Get all household members to stop using any water while you are doing this test. Wait 30 minutes after water usage has stopped before beginning the test. Note that water must not be used for the full.
Turn off the Water When Not in Use-
This is the oldest tip in the book. You probably remember sitting through a lesson in elementary school about how to save water by turning it off while brushing your teeth. This is also the easiest thing you can do to save water.
Take Short Showers-
If you even cut one minute off your shower every day, you can save gallons per week and tens of thousands of gallons per year. Also, you may want to replace your shower-head with low-flow versions.
Consider Purchasing a Tank-Less Water Heater-
A tank-less water heater is a machine that is installed directly before the water source. By its close proximity to the shower head or faucet, it allows the water to pass through an immediate heating system as opposed to heating an entire tank of water at a time.
Fix those Leaky Faucets-
Having a leaky pipe or faucet can cause major damage to the foundation of your house, your wood cabinets, and your wallet. There are so many things that can go wrong when there is a leak. The amount of water that you lose can also add up to gallons per day.
Turn off Your Hot Water Tank When You are not Using it-
You might want to consider checking your current water tank for an on/off switch. Some tanks even have an automatic setting that will allow you to turn it off at night without ever having to think about it!
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