October 4, 2021
Denver Faucet Repair
Denver Water costs continue to go up. One of the easiest ways to conserve water in your home and save money doesn’t require sacrifice and water restrictions. Simply, inspect your faucets.
In one year, a leaky faucet can waste more than 5,000 gallons. That breaks down to nearly 400 gallons a month. Repairing or replacing a worn-out faucet is a simple and easy way to save water.
How to Fix a Leaky Faucet and Save on Your Colorado Water Bill
Fix leaky faucets and routinely check them to ensure that the money you spend on water isn’t going down the drain. If your faucets are leaking or need an upgrade, here are a few measures you can take to save water and money.
- Change the washer: One worn out 50 cent washer can cause a 1,000 gallon leak. Keeping extras on hand allows you to quickly respond and minimize the waste.
- Check other faucet leak areas: Moving parts are prone to wear out. Therefore, handles and interior parts can contribute as much as a spout to a leak. Fixing this problem requires buying other replacement parts like the cartridge or ceramic disk depending on the type of faucet you have.
- Clean the spaces in between: Don’t forget to clean the faucet. Cleaning the fittings with vinegar, rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner removes mineral deposits and dirt that causes your faucet parts to wear out or corrode and leak.
- Consider ceramic disk valving: This is a great option if you need to replace your faucet or want to update. Ceramic disk faucets are more durable than rubber washers and rarely need maintenance. You end up saving money on maintenance and water.
- Be bubbly: Faucets with aerated flow restrictors incorporate air into the water stream. This reduces water usage and creates a bubbling flow that provides equally powerful rinsing action as a regular faucet.
Denver and Boulder Faucet Repair
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric can fix a leaky bathroom faucet or install a new efficient kitchen faucet. Wherever your home needs plumbing improvement, we can help. We want the average water bill in Colorado to go down for our valued customers.
Fill out our quick and easy service form to schedule with a licensed plumber who’ll make sure your faucets are running hot and cold only when you want them to.