Upgrade Your Plumbing Fixtures to Save Your Household Money


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Summer is nearing an end and instead of planning fun travel plans, people are starting to think about projects around the house. Are you one of these people? If so, you aren’t alone. Thousands of people just like you are picking up the projects that the either started or thought of before the busy summer started. One common household projects is upgrades to basic plumbing parts like faucets, toilets, and outdoor spigots. The good news for you is that, in general, these parts are affordable and long lasting. Below is a bit more information on each one:

1. Faucet Upgrades – One of the easiest changes you can make in your home this Fall is faucet upgrades. Whether you need a full blown faucet repair or you just want to change out some of the out of date fixtures that have been in your home forever in a full bathroom remodel, it is a quick and easy fix! Not to mention, if you are are fixing a leak then you could save up to 10 percent on your water bill!

2. Toilet Upgrades – Another easy upgrade you can make is to change out your toilets to more efficient ones. More efficient toilets can save your household quite a bit of water which will reduce your monthly bills. In fact, according to studies done by the Environmental Protection Agency, inefficient and leaky plumbing appliances waste up to 1 trillion gallons of water every single year which is equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes.

3. Outdoor Spigot Upgrades Your outdoor spigots may not high on your list of items to upgrade because they don’t get a lot of attention, but they can save you water which really means saving you money. Before starting your sprinkler system for the year you should check the threading on your outdoor spigots to ensure that they are new leaking.

The good news is that when you upgrade your plumbing fixtures, you could be fixing leaks and saving money, and studies show that nearly 95 percent of all water damage can be prevented through means just like this. If you are facing a project involving outdoor spigot, toilet, or faucet upgrades you may even want to contact your local water utility to see if they offer rebates for customers who purchase more efficient appliances. How great would it be to have better looking appliances, save money on your bill each month, and have your utility company give you some kind of kick back?