When water use in your building is uncontrolled, it can reflect on your water bill. Homeowners and building owners must take steps to reduce water consumption, not only to lower the water bill but also in support of efforts to conserve this diminishing resource.
You can reduce water usage in your home or building by doing the following four things:
- Have regular maintenance — While large buildings and apartment complexes should have a maintenance person who is responsible for taking care of things, a homeowner may not. For homeowners, having your home inspected a couple times a year can help catch plumbing problems before they cause major damage. For large building owners, make sure your tenants know who to call when they have plumbing issues so it can be fixed.
- Maintain clean pipes — Using hydro jetting is a great way to clean your pipes while also checking for problems. Hydro jetting will not only allow you to remove debris from your pipes, but will also help reduce clogs and find leaks.
- Replace old pipes — If you own an old home or building, chances are your pipes are just as old. Old pipes are more likely to have leaks, and thus be wasting gallons of water each year, which can be very costly. If your pipes are old, consider replacing them. While it may be a financial investment, you will likely save more money in the long run.
If you own a commercial building with lots of tenants, you could also consider starting an information campaign for your tenants with ideas on how they can save water. Many people want to conserve more water, but they might not know how. Give them tips on easy and simple ways of conserving water. Emphasize that you are not only trying to help them save money, but that water conservation is becoming important for people all around the globe.
While conserving water may seem tedious, doing so can have a positive impact on your bank account, as well as the planet as a whole.