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How to Save Money on the Water Bills


25100-200Everyone loves a good shower in the morning, and as you already know, the water is one of the most important utilities that you can have in a house. That’s why the water company is so important and you need to have a contract with your provider for using the water in your house.

However, many people pay a lot of money on the water bill and they don’t know exactly how to cut the costs with this utility. We’ve got some experience with this and we’re going to tell you the best tips for cutting down the expenses and what to do to save some money on the water bill.

When You Move House

When you move into a new house, you’ll have to notify the water company about the change of address, no matter if you have the same water provider or a different one. In each case, you’ll have to call them and ask to make a new contract for the new address, because that is the place where you will be paying your utility bills now.

Apart from this, it’s even better to ask them to install a water meter – this will count exactly how much water you use in a month, and you can ask them to come and read the water meter or you can give them the reading at a set date every month. This will help you pay exactly for what you use, without paying a larger sum of money as it usually happens when you don’t have a water meter – the payment for this is usually based on an estimation according to the number of people living at that address.

Saving Water

Once you’ve installed a water meter, it’s also the right time to learn how to save the water instead of using it too much. First of all, think about when you need to wash – it’s cheaper and much faster to take a shower instead of taking a bath in the tub. This will also help you have a fresh start each morning, not to mention that the water bill will decrease.

Apart from this, thewater-and-sewer-clipart-1re are plenty of other tricks that you can use for saving water. If you have a garden, don’t leave the hose running all day long to water the flowers. Choose a few days of the week, and water the plants in the evening. You can use a watering can to do this – it will help you use less water than with a hose and you will also control where exactly you let the water flow.

There is also something else that you can do – don’t wash the car with the water from your house. Take the car to a car-cleaning facility, and even if you do pay some money, it will be better cleaned and it won’t affect you water bill.

The Appliances

The appliances in your house could also help you save the water and reduce the water bill. First of all, there are smarter faucets that use sensors – the water will flow only when it detects something underneath it – you can use such a faucet at your bathroom sink, and you can use a regular faucet in your kitchen sink. Apart from this, the shower head can also help you save some water. There are some beautiful shower heads that can imitate the rain, and this is exactly how they are called – “rain shower heads”. Not only do they look luxuriant in any bathroom, but this will also help you use less water – you won’t use the shower so much as with a regular type of shower head. If you are looking for a company who could you help out we recommend Yorkshire Water. Give the Yorkshire Water contact number a call to if you need any help.

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What to Do when the Sewerage Clogs

Sewage-Pumping-SystemEveryone uses water in their houses – some people more than others, and the sewerage needs to gather all that used water and sustain all that flux. As you certainly know by now, not all the infrastructure regarding the sewerage is in good condition – some parts of it are very old, and no matter how much the water companies and the providers are working to improve everything, they can’t solve all the situations over night.

Because of this, and because there are so many people who are not careful about what they throw away in the sewers, the sewerage might clog from time to time and you might not be happy with the end result.

Let’s see what you can do not just to prevent clogging the sewerage but also to solve such a situation if you happen to face it.

Preventing It

For your information, you need to know that the sewerage gathers the sewage from the kitchen, your bathroom and even the laundry room. This means that there will be a lot of water down the sewerage – the water you use in the kitchen to wash the dishes and prepare the food, the water that you use for your shower and for the toilet and even the water that is used by the washing machine when you wash your clothes.

This being said, you have to have a secure sewerage for your house to make sure that it sustains all this, and most importantly, you need to make sure that there is nothing that can clog it. All this means is that you are not allowed to throw different items down the toilet or in the kitchen sink. Here are included also the leftovers from lunch or dinner or small pieces that can’t dissolve in water. There’s a good reasons why the water companies always advice homeowners to pay attention to how they use their sinks in both kitchen and bathroom.

Remember that you can also clog the sewerage with hair – if you have long hair and you brush it in the sink or in the shower, everything that falls from your hair can make a fur-ball and clog the sewerage. Because of this, you need to be careful when you brush your hair in the morning, when you shave and even when you wash the dishes – throw everything from the plate into the garbage can and then you can wash the dishes in the dishwasher or directly in the sink.

What to Do if the Sewerage Is Clogged

p6270132If this accident happens, it’s better to call a professional to solve your problem. There are specialized companies that can do this, and you can’t even try to solve it alone. Sometimes, the water provider that you have in your area will be able to give you an advice on who to call in case of emergency – they might have a specialized department that takes care of this, or they might give you the number of another company who can do this.

In either way, it’s important to stop using the water until someone comes and sees where the pipes are clogged. That’s their specialty – they have special equipment and they can check all the pipes that are getting out of your house to the bigger sewerage pipes. Usually, this is solved with very big water pressure, so don’t even imagine that it’s easy to de-clog. However, you also need to pay attention not to throw anything in the sewers – it’s not good for your pocket and it’s also not good for how your utilities will be working from now on.

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