Did you know that the number one plumbing problem that our Garden Grove plumbing team gets called in for is water heater repair? Most people never think about their water heaters until something goes wrong. The fact is that most water heaters only last for about 10 to 11 years and this is primarily because they never get maintenance. A well maintained water heater can easily run for twice as long. We can set you up with a water heater maintenance plan that will not only keep your water heater working for long, but will save you money by maintaining its water heating efficiency. That's just one of the ways we can save you money. Let's look at a few others.
Having an efficient plumbing system in your home can cut your water usage and bill by well over 50%. We can help you make strides toward a leaner greener plumbing system no matter what you budget is. The first thing that you should have done is a water usage audit. Our team can come in and determine where your water is being used and how to use less without compromising your comfort level. A Garden Grove plumbing pro will evaluate your entire system starting from where the water enters the home to the lateral line that connects your home to the city drainage system.
Over half of the water that is used in the typical Garden Grove home is flushed down the toilet. If you are still using the original toilets installed when your home was built, it is likely that you are flushing almost 4 gallons of water down the drain with ever press of the lever. New low flow toilets are designed to use almost 75% less water per flush. By switching out the toilets in your home you can effectively reduce your water usage by 35-40%.
When you aren't flushing it away, the majority of water usage runs through faucets and showerheads. A typical showerhead uses between 5 and 7 gallons of water per minute. This can be cut in half with the installation of a low flow “Water Saver” version. These shower heads deliver the same cleaning power and water pressure as a standard shower head at about half the volume. Low flow faucets are also available that cut water use by 25% per faucet. These little tweaks can add up and quickly cut your water usage without you noticing a thing. For those on a tight budget, aerators can be installed at the end of a faucet to deliver the same effects as a replacement faucet for a cost of about $10 each.
By upgrading your fixtures you don't just save money in the long run, you bring value to your home. If you put your home on the market, simply having low flow fixtures is a great selling point. This will make your home more desirable than the others in the neighborhood. Call in our Garden Grove plumbing team if you live in the 92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, 92845, 92846, 92844 and increase the value of your home today!