Working With Your Plumber To Save On Water And Prepare For Conservation During a Drought  | Bedford, TX

Working With Your Plumber To Save On Water And Prepare For Conservation During a Drought | Bedford, TX

Here in Tarrant County, we’ve been dealing with droughts in recent years, and water bills have been creeping higher as well. At Tioga Contractors in Bedford, TX, we have some helpful answers. Good water use habits are important, but the plumbing and fixtures in your home could also do more than they have been, simply by getting needed repairs and upgrades. The EPA says that about 180 gallons per week, 9,400 gallons per year, slip through our homes’ plumbing as waste, giving us plenty of incentive to take logical steps to cut that number. Our plumbers have the skills, knowledge, and products to make a serious difference in your home’s water usage and waste without serious changes in your lifestyle. That’s a pretty good deal, we think, and a good deal for our dwindling water supply as well.

The first reaction many people have to the EPA’s estimates of water waste in the bathroom is astonishment. How can those small faucet leaks and the leaky toilet flapper valve add up to thousands of gallons wasted per year? That’s what the math says, and it makes sense. It also makes sense to take advantage of plumbing technologies that help you save water through efficient appliances, rather than just behavior changes. For example, our plumber can provide newer toilets that often offer a dual-flush system that provides a moderate flush for everyday use, and a higher-volume flush when needed. Some toilets also use a clever mechanism that builds up air pressure using pressure from the water line, then provides a boost when the commode is flushed, without consuming extra water. You may have used these devices in public bathrooms, where it seems more like you’ve suddenly pulled a trigger than released the toilet flushing mechanism, and it does a great job of keeping clean. Ask our plumber about the EPA’s WaterSense label, one way to identify plumbing fixtures that are innovatively saving water while enhancing your family’s lifestyle.

Showerheads and Sinks, Other Ways to Save Water in the Bathroom

Jet-style showerheads can get more cleaning out of less water in the shower, and innovative water distribution patterns help you get your morning routines done quickly even if you’re saving water. At the sink, the EPA claims that a family typically uses eight gallons of water per day just leaving the water on to brush their teeth, but having our plumber install easily operated manual faucets that you can turn on and off with your toothbrush-holding hand, also very helpful for those with disabilities, can help you cut way back on water down the drain while you brush. An even better solution might be a touchless faucet, which not only turns the water on and off as needed simply based on your hand coming near, but also helps avoid the hygiene issue of everyone touching the faucet controls right after they brush their teeth.

Plumbing Repairs Offer Cost-Saving Water Waste Solutions and Help Avoid Damage

While you’re thinking about upgrading to newer, more water-efficient fixtures, why not have our plumber locate and neutralize other water-wasting problems in your home? The flapper valve in the toilet, for example, is a bit source of water waste in many homes where it allows hundreds of gallons to slip by with only a quiet sound of the toilet running. Sink faucet washer replacement is a simple repair that not only saves water that drip drip drips away, but also saves energy when it cuts the hot water waste. Pipe leak repairs can save you on your water bill, and also help you avoid water damage internal to your walls that can lead to mold and mildew health hazards, and infestations from creatures seeking a water supply in a warm, dark location in your home. With our modern technology, we can provide an inspection of your plumbing for problems that include internal video checks and leak detection using ultrasonic equipment, both of which require little or no access inside your walls until it’s time to make a repair.

Kitchen Water Savings with Equipment Upgrades

Two areas that make a big difference in your kitchen water use are your dishwasher and your main sink faucet. Having our plumbers install a new, more efficient dishwasher and using it for mostly full loads of dishes can cut your water use considerably while providing nice, clean dishes. If you wash by hand, there are several options for reducing your rinse water use, since most people just leave the water running the whole time as they wash. Easier controls on your faucet so you can shut it off conveniently can help, and touchless controls that only turn the water on when you’re holding a dish nearby make a big difference. A cool new faucet responds to voice commands, which not only lets you talk to the faucet and even turn it off as you leave the room if you forget, but it also allows you to do things like dispense a measured amount of water into a pot by voice command while you’re busy elsewhere in the kitchen. There’s no more problem with multitasking and letting the water overflow in the pot, and you don’t even need a measuring cup.

Waiting for Hot Water to Come

In many homes, it takes gallons of cold water flowing out before hot water comes. Our plumbers can install local tankless water heaters for your kitchen, master bedroom, and other areas to provide quick hot water at the temperature you want. This can help you wash dishes scalding hot without having shower water to match.

Your Water Conservation and Plumbing Experts in Bedford, TX

We’re Tioga Contractors, a skilled group of plumbers and other professionals that serve both residential and commercial customers in Bedford, TX. Our plumbers can provide you with services and products you need to cut back water use and improve your lifestyle at the same time. To find out more, give us a call.

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I had a slab leak, and Terry from Tioga pluming came out and fixed our issue.  He has decades of experience, and he was able to reroute a new line else where, instead of having to breakup the slab.  I am super thankful for his knowledge and experience.  He was very up front and respectful.  I would highly recommend them.

Zach Boatwright

Zach Boatwright

My family has known the Carter family, owners of Tioga Contractors, both personally and professionally for 36 years.  In these days, where integrity is a word that few really understand, let alone follow day in and day out, The Carter’s definitely live it! Their company was still is at the top of the industry in commercial plumbing, bar none! This ‘choice’ that the Carter’s made many years ago is now instilled in their residential plumbing and electrical service divisions.

Everything that we all as homeowners look for, they deliver, and with on-time, up-front and very fair pricing.

Willie M.

Willie M.

We have had business dealings with Tioga and the Carter family for both residential and commercial jobs. They are very professional, they always clean up well after each job performed, and have very competitive pricing. They are the only contractor we would use for plumbing or electrical service.

Pat M.

Pat M.

Tioga and the Carter family have worked on several homes of ours over the past 20 plus years. They always show up on time, no matter what the weather conditions are. They always give up-front and fair pricing. They are excellent contractors for both electrical and plumbing service.

Kimberly M.

Kimberly M.

We purchased a tankless water heater from Tioga, and we love it! They were on-time, very professional, down-to-earth, and gave us a complimentary full-house inspection. They hauled away our old water heater, cleaned up very well, and even called back a couple of days later to check up on us. We will always use Tioga for plumbing or electrical needs in the future.

Mary L.

Mary L.

I was at a point in my life where I had decided that service was an outdated, obsolete word—just throw it in with the eight tracks, Polaroid cameras, typewriters, and phone booths. Nobody cared to provide service or cared for repeat customers. This especially was my experience with plumbers. The last two that I had were the icing on the cake as far as I was concerned.

All I want in life is to have a service tech that will take care of the problems in my life. I know that Tioga will take care of any plumbing problem I have—fast and economically. I readily recommend them to all my friends and family.

Allison White

Allison White