When something goes seriously wrong with your plumbing, calling a professional for fixes or repairs can be expensive. By ignoring your plumbing problems, or by being wasteful with your water, you will end up spending way more money on your utility bills. The best way to save on plumbing is to be proactive with better water management and preventative maintenance.

Fortunately, there are many ways that you can be more water conscious, which will help save the pipes and parts of your plumbing, and save you money on your monthly bills. A couple smart decisions here or there around the house can make an enormous difference.

For instance, you might be surprised to learn that the toilet can be responsible for up to a quarter of all water used in your house. Older toilets use even more water per flush, which sends more water, and more money, down the drain. Updated toilet models use far less water per flush, and that efficiency will show on your bills.

Another problem some homeowners have is running an appliance when it isn’t full. The dishwasher should not be run only because your favorite mug is in there. Wait for it to be full before putting it through the cleaning cycle.

Same goes for your washing machine. Multiple small loads use a lot of water, especially dated models. Old washing machines can use nearly 50 gallons of water every time you run it. A simple way to bring down the water usage, and the bill payments, is to wait until you have a full load. Upgrading to a newer washing machine also means upgrading your water efficiency. Newer models here can use half as much water as the washing machines from decades ago.

Although you really enjoy a nice warm shower, spending too much time in there adds to the wastefulness. More running water means more money spent. Being conscious of your water usage, and limiting your time in the shower, will show a big difference month to month when you look at your water bill.

Every homeowner wants to use their money wisely, but ignoring your plumbing and water usage means that more of that money is thrown away. For more information on how you can lower what you pay on your water bills, call Kellermeier Plumbing at 616-866-5134. At Kellermeier Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being honest and upfront with our customers and strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service.