The start of a new year brings the opportunity to turn over a new leaf. If you are like most Las Vegas residents, you may have several goals that you hope to achieve in the coming year.
Many resolutions revolve around health and finances. Your plumbing system may be easy to overlook as you prepare your resolutions for the new year, but this vital system in your home is linked to your health and money. These are some of the top resolutions that you can focus on to improve your plumbing system in the months ahead.
Upgrade to WaterSense Features
If you have not updated your home’s plumbing features recently, this is a great starting point to improve your plumbing system. WaterSense is a certification available through the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Products that carry this label meet the EPA’s standards for performance and efficiency, and they include faucets, toilets, and showerheads. In addition to conserving water and saving money through this upgrade, you can update your kitchen and bathroom décor through this project.
Repair Leaky Taps
The EPA estimates that a single leaky or dripping tap can waste approximately 15 gallons of water per day -- or more than 5,400 gallons per year. In addition to losing this precious natural resource, a leaky faucet will increase your water bill unnecessarily. Our team at Atlas Plumbing is available to repair all of your leaking fixtures without delay. If you are concerned about the possibility of a hidden leak, such as a slap leak, we can also use advanced diagnostics to pinpoint the location and fix it quickly.
Install a Tankless Water Heater
If a tank water heater still heats your home’s water, upgrading to a tankless water heater could yield incredible benefits. These include:
Lower energy bills
More storage space
An endless stream of warm water
Reduced maintenance needs
Invest in a Rain Collection System
In an area that receives approximately five inches of rainfall annually, investing in a rain collection system may not seem worthwhile. However, the limited amount of rainfall is precisely the reason why a rain collection system makes sense. Collected water can be used to supplement your landscaping’s needs, wash your car, and more. Because water is a precious commodity in the arid local climate, maximizing the use of every drop is essential and can result in financial savings over the years.
Update Your Water Filtration System
The water quality in Las Vegas meets federal standards, but this does not mean that unhealthy particles are not found in small quantities in the water that comes out of your tap. A recent water test revealed that copper, fluoride, lead, residual chlorine, haloacetic acids, and other elements are in the water that leaves the treatment plants and that streams into your home. Advanced water filtration systems can remove many of these elements so that you and your family can enjoy the benefits of purified water straight from the tap.
Bottom line: Your home’s plumbing system directly affects your pocketbook, your health, and even the condition of your home. Each of these tips is relatively easy to follow with the help of a skilled plumber from Atlas Plumbing. You can schedule service for the projects that you want to complete today, and we will happily return to assist with ongoing improvements throughout the year. We are also available for a consultation so that you can get professional recommendations explicitly tailored to your home’s needs. To schedule an appointment, call (702) 819-7137.