4 Reasons Your Water Bills Are High

Monday, June 5th, 2017

pile-of-currencyA few weeks ago, we wrote a blog about how you can save water in your kitchen and cut down on your bills. This week we’re going to look into water saving from a different angle by investigating reasons your monthly water bills may start to rise past what they usually are. It’s important to never ignore a spike in water prices. If you can’t account for the rise in the amount of water you regularly use, you may have a major plumbing issue that requires the assistance of our professionals for plumbing repair in Orlando, FL. We’ll find the source of your water cost woes and see that they’re remedied.

Here are 4 of the most common reasons for an unexpected rise in water usage:

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Give the Environment a New Year’s Gift: Low Flow Fixtures!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

We’re almost at the start of 2017, which is when people make resolutions and start to put in motion their plans for the next year. We have a great suggestion for how you can start 2017 by giving a gift to the environment—one that’s also a gift to yourself in money savings: installing low flow plumbing fixtures!

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How Much Water Can I Save with a Low Flow Faucet Installation?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Over the past few decades, many standard residential plumbing fixtures, such as faucets and toilets, have been upgraded to use much less water. But if you are a homeowner who is interested in going beyond the standard, there are special low-flow fixtures that can help you with immense savings. How much? Well, let’s look at one example of a low-flow fixture: the low-flow faucet.

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Orlando Plumber’s Guide: Low Flow Fixture Benefits

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Between washing dishes, doing laundry and showering you use quite a bit of water in your day to day life. Why not use that water more efficiently? It’s good for the environment and can also help you save money. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has some information about the benefits that low flow water fixtures can provide. If conserving water while still enjoy the comfort and convenience you’re used to sounds like an option you’re interested in, consider the installation of low flow fixtures in your Orlando home.

First and foremost, low flow water fixtures save water and money. A great advantage to low flow fixtures is the fact that, unlike replacing a heating and cooling system with a newer, more efficient model, low flow fixtures allow you to cut down on bills without making a big investment. Consider a low flow shower head. Shower’s account for around 20% of indoor water use, and up to 50% of your home’s hot water consumption. With an old shower head you can be using as much as 8 gallons of water each minute in the shower. Low flow shower heads, on the other hand, are capable of providing ample showering water flow while reducing water use to 1.5-2.5 gallons per minute. The water is dispersed into small droplets, increasing velocity while reducing overall water usage.

A simple aerator on your sink faucets are another great way to save water in your home. Old faucets used as much as 7 gallons of water per minute. With a new aerator, which incorporates air into your water flow, that amount of water can be reduced to 2.5 gallons per minute. These simple devices allow you all the water pressure and power you need for dish washing while greatly reducing the actual amount of water you use.

If you’re interested enough to make a bit more of an investment in order to reduce water usage, a low flow toilet installation is a great way to do so. It may cost more than a new shower head, but consider the fact that, with an old toilet, you may be using up to 40% of your indoor water just flushing your toilet. A new, low flow toilet can drop that amount to just over 1.5 gallons per flush. The potential savings on water costs can help to offset the initial investment, and you enjoy the same comfort and convenience as before while making your home more eco-friendly.

The Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. are available to answer any questions you may have about the installation of low flow fixtures in your home. Call us today for more information. We’re glad to share our expertise with you to ensure you make the best decisions for your home water usage.

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Orlando Plumber’s Guide: Switching to Low Flow Fixtures

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

An average toilet uses around 20 gallons of water per family member per day. This number can be greatly reduced by switching to a low flow toilet. Similarly, the water usage in your Orlando plumbing can be minimized when you replace any of your old fixtures with new, low flow alternatives.

When low flow toilets were first introduced, people worried a lot about clogging or double flushing. This is much less of a problem with the models on the market today, making low flow toilets and other types of fixtures a great option for just about any home.

Looking for the Most Effective Solution

There is a variety of solutions available to help you make the transition from regular to low flow fixtures smoothly. These include pressure assist systems, gravity fed systems, and single and double flush technologies. However, the best way to evaluate which is the solution for you is to find out which one serves the purpose of clearing the toilet in a single flush the best. There are various tests that are carried out to measure this very efficacy. So make sure you choose a model that has high ratings in this regard.

Choosing between Pull and Push

When it comes to wash-down methods to empty the toilet bowl, there are two options to consider. The siphonic method pulls the waste down from the bowl. The wash-down method, on the other hand, pushes the waste down from above. Since European models are more widely available on the market today, the push down method is more prevalent.

The push-down method is also the one with the lowest chance of clogging. On the other hand, the siphonic method is better at preventing marks from developing on the bowl, so it is up to you to decide what is more important to you when selecting your new toilet.

Costlier Isn’t Always Better

When looking to switch to any type of low flow fixtures, it’s important to remember that costlier isn’t necessarily always better. In other words, paying more for these fixtures doesn’t guarantee better performance. What you must do is to ensure that the new fixtures met the High Efficiency Toilet (HET) standards or the equivalent for the type of fixture you’re interested in. For more information about upgrading your Orlando plumbing, give Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) a call!

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Seminole County Environmental Services Customers Receive up to $100 in Rebates!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Are you a water customer of Seminole County Environmental Services? Receive up to $100 for replacing high flow toilets with WATERSENSE labeled toilets (maximum 2) when you purchase between May 25th, 2012 and April 30, 2013. Learn more!

 

 

Rebates | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. today to find out more about saving water with low flow fixtures. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. provides professional plumbing services including plumbing installation, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, plumbing repair, drain and sewer services, and water treatment systems. We have been providing top quality plumbing services throughout the Orlando and Central Florida areas for over 30 years. Call MPI today to find out more about money saving upgrades and all of our plumbing services.

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