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How To Save Water in Commercial Properties

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Ownership of commercial property in Cleveland, TN comes with certain expenses. An excessive water bill does not have to be one of them. You can resolve water issues by taking intentional measures to lower your water usage and thus lower your utility charges. Once you start monitoring your usage more regularly, it is easier to identify anomalies that could signify leaks leading to water damage that may require professional restoration services somewhere.

Plumbing Upgrades

One way to lessen the amount of water you use in your commercial building is to upgrade your equipment. Some potential upgrades include:

• New aerators
• Touch-free faucets
• New flush valves
• Low-flow toilets or urinals

Each water upgrade is designed to reduce the amount of water released with each use. For example, older flush valves can cause a toilet to use three to five gallons of water per flush, but when you upgrade to a newer valve, you can use a half or even a third of the water without having to replace the whole toilet. Multiply the savings times the number of toilets in your building, and you are well on your way to resolving your water issues.

Irrigation Changes

Another way to curb overuse of water is to pay closer attention to your irrigation schedule. Start by separating your irrigation meter from your main meter. This can save you money on sewage charges. It is also important that you only use your irrigation system when it is necessary. If it is raining outside, for example, it doesn’t make sense to let your sprinkler system run just because it’s the time it is scheduled to do so. You can also shave minutes off the run time to reduce the amount of water you use.

Your water issues in your commercial property may seem daunting, but with a little attention and slight adjustments, you can regain control of your water usage. Even small changes can make a big difference.
Visit http://www.SERVPRObradleycounty.com for more information on commercial water damage. 

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