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3 Simple Plumbing Tips From an Expert Plumber

Increasing the Efficiency of Your Plumbing System

The plumbing system in the average home uses far more water than it needs to. All that wasted water doesn’t just mean more pollution for city or county water customers. It also means water bills that are unnecessarily high. How can you increase the efficiency of your plumbing, reduce water waste, cut pollution, and save money?

Here are 3 simple plumbing tips from an expert plumber:

Get a newer model low-flow toilet

The standards for water consumption in toilets have become increasingly strict since the 1990s. A toilet purchased before that era probably uses 3.5 gallons of water — or more! — to dispel waste every time the toilet flushes, whether the waste in question is solid or liquid.

Install faucet aerators

One of the problems with early low-flow faucets was that, while they did a great job of reducing the amount of water that came out, they did it by reducing the water pressure. The predictable result was that consumers grew to hate them. Even people who like them tend to take longer to perform the tasks they need the faucet for.

Improve your insulation

Pipe insulation does more than just protect your pipes from freezing. Insulating hot water supply pipes also helps to minimize the heat loss that occurs when your water flows from the heater to the faucet. In between uses, it also helps to keep the hot water that sits in the pipe when the faucet is off from cooling so much. That means the water will be warmer when you turn the faucet on, and you’ll waste less of it waiting for your water to heat up.

To get the right plumbing service, hire Castro Valley's H & R Plumbing. We are the plumber you need to see in Castro Valley, CA. You can reach us at (510) 296-9840 to know more about what we offer.