Dallas, TX (PressExposure) March 03, 2009 -- The current economic conditions have made people more aware of how and where they are spending their money. American Leak Detection in Dallas/Fort Worth (http://www.alddfw.com) shows local residents how they can save on gallons of water each month, keeping more money in their bank accounts.
American Leak Detection offers a proactive approach to finding, fixing and preventing leaks to decrease your water bill, and increase your environmental awareness. Bobby Knell, president of American Leak Detection in Dallas/Fort Worth, suggests a few simple steps for area residents to significantly save on their finances through water conservation.
"When you take the time to conserve water, you are not only conserving your funds, you are also preserving the planet. In an effort to help local residents learn ways to be more water-conscious, we have provided a list of tips and advice that they can keep in mind," states Mr. Knell.
The following are some easy steps local residents can take in order to promote a better environment and save on household expenses:
1. Signs and Symptoms Do you hear water running when there is nothing on? If your water or gas bill is running high, it could indicate a cold or hot water leak. 2. Watch for leaks Pay attention to signs and symptoms of plumbing, pool and spa leaks. Do a routine indoor/outdoor check every three months, or call a professional to do it. 3. Check faucets for drips If a drip fills an 8-ounce glass every quarter hour, it will lose about 180 gallons per month, Knell said. That equals 2,160 gallons a year, enough for at least 30 showers or baths. Drips can usually be fixed by replacing inexpensive washers or valve seats. 4. Install flow restrictors or other conservation devices on all faucets in your home. With these in the shower alone, you can cut your water use from about 5 to 10 gallons per minute to as low as 1.4 to 3 gallons per minute. 5. Use a pool/spa cover to cut down on water loss and heating costs caused by evaporation. 6. Use drinking water and keep it in the refrigerator so you don't have to run the tap until the water gets cold enough to drink. 7. Prevent tap water from running by scraping food from plates with a utensil, instead of running water. Instead of continuously running water in the sink when washing dishes, hand wash dishes in a sink full of soapy water and rinse all of the dishes at the same time. Turn water off while brushing your teeth. 8. Decrease toilet flush water Lower the amount of water you use per flush by replacing regular or older toilets with new ultra-low flush models or put water displacement devices inside every toilet tank. 9. Sprinklers Use accurate and efficient sprinklers or drip irrigation systems instead of hand watering. Check sprinklers for jammed or malfunctioning heads which can create wasted water. Water lawns during the coolest times of the day, before 10 a.m. or in the evening. 10. Landscaping Pull weeds; they steal water from desirable plants, Knell said. And, put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to slow moisture evaporation.
For more helpful advice and to access a preventative, online water meter test, Dallas and Fort Worth area residents are encouraged to visit http://www.alddfw.com.
About American Leak Detection
American Leak Detection-DFW, Inc. the Original Leak Specialistsâ¢, is a fully licensed, Texas-based company that guarantees superior-quality results at competitive prices. American Leak Detectionâs highly trained technicians use non-invasive methods to perform services from cause and origin investigations to the environmentally friendly trenchless sewer pipe replacement. Selected from over 250 worldwide franchises as franchise-of-the-year in 1997, American Leak Detection was the first to offer advanced electronic leak detection and is the only company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to provide a Home Certification program to assure homebuyers and homeowners that their homes or homes-to-be are leak-free. For more information, please visit http://www.alddfw.com.