When it comes to saving water in your home or business in the Knoxville, TN area, HEP Plumbing has a range of innovative and award winning solutions. From water-saving faucets and shower heads to dual-flush toilets and water recycling systems, we can help with advice and a level of service that is second-to-none.
SAVE UP TO 5000 GALLONS OF WATER A YEAR
Home owners can save up to 5000 gallons of water a year (based on sink and toilet usage) with an innovating Aqus system installation from HEP Plumbing. Commercial facilities can, of course, save even more water with installations throughout their building, contributing to the sustainability and water efficiency of a Green building efforts and LEED certification.
These award-winning systems have been lauded by Popular Science magazine as one of the top innovations of the year.
The concept of the system is simple – essentially the water you send down your sink is ideally suited to flushing a toilet. Rather than wasting that water and filling up the toilet cistern with fresh drinking water, the water goes from your sink to the cistern. The Aqus system then tops up the cistern with any extra water you need for a full flush.
It’s the perfect environmentally-friendly and sustainable solution to saving water usage in your home or business, plus it can help save on water utility bills too.
To discuss how an Aqus water-saving system could help you, call and speak with the ‘greener plumbing’ experts from HEP Plumbing today.
If you’re not quite ready for such an agressive conservation system, there are still many things you can do relatively inexpensively to make sure you’re notliterally throwing money down the drain! HEP can certainly come out and evaluate your entire home, in fact we have several inspection programs geared toward saving you money and identifying potential problems. But you can also check a few things yourself. Start by making sure all faucets and water using appliances like your dishwasher or washing machine are off. Then look carefully at the guage on your water meter out by the street. There should be absolutely no movement on the guage.
Most meters around the Knoxville area have a red triangle that rotates when water is moving through the meter just like the image on the right. If the indicator is moving at all, you have a leak of some kind. The next step is to check all faucets both inside and out to be sure none are dripping. Recheck all appliances for something that may be automatically using water like an icemaker. Check all toilets to make sure they aren’t continuosly filling, or intermittently filling because of a leaky flapper valve or some mechanical problem with the fill valve. Lift the tank lid and look for movement in the water, listen for any noise, and look for water dripping down into the overflow.
If you suspect a toilet, you should be able to shutoff the water to that toilet by turning the cutoff clockwise, usually it’s on the wall behind the toilet very close to the floor. Recheck the water meter for movement. If you’re confident there are no leaks in the house and no appliances are using water, but the meter is still moving, you may have a leak in the water supply line running from the meter to the house. At this point you should probably schedule an appointment with a HEP plumber to verify what’s going on before you spend a lot of time and money.