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My Plumber Launches ‘Every Drop Counts’ Water-Wise Audits
Water rates are set to rise for residents next month. My Plumber has seen an increase in requests for its “Every Drop Counts” Water-Wise Audit. The program evaluates water usage and provides recommendations to reduce consumption and save money.
By: Kate Haldeman
“We provide the customer with a comprehensive audit report that includes recommended corrective measures to allow homeowners to protect natural resources and save money at the same time” said Phil Hopkins, Director of Operations for My Plumber Heating and Cooling. “Where appropriate, our 32-point inspection includes retrofit recommendations which may result in an immediate payback to the homeowner”.
The ‘Every Drop Counts’ Water-Wise Audit service evolved from repeated customer requests to determine the cause of increased water usage. Over the years My Plumber estimates that it has helped save over 700,000 thousand gallons of water and thousands of dollars in utility and sewer expenses. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) estimates that the average home uses 250 gallons of water per day. Leaky toilets, pipes, hoses and faucets account for almost 14% of home water use, but homeowners still pay for this water. Toilets made before 1992 use between 5 and 7 gallons per flush. By installing 1.6-gallon flush toilets, a family of four can save up to 25,000 gallons of water per year. My Plumber encourages homeowners to take simple steps to reduce water consumption by fixing leaking fixtures or pipes, modifying wasteful behavior, or installing water-efficient products.
The assessment includes a 32-point inspection on operation of all water systems on the premises and leak detection. It also provides suggestions regarding low flow toilets, water saving showerheads, faucet aerators, and more.
My Plumber Heating and Cooling, a family-owned and operated full-service heating, cooling and plumbing company since 1982, offers a complete range of residential and commercial services including furnaces, water heaters, sewage systems, sump pumps and more with a Same Day Service Guarantee. Serving communities throughout Northern VA and Maryland areas including: Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Springfield, Bethesda and Silver Spring, My Plumber Heating and Cooling has won numerous awards including 2011 Top Contractor to Work For P&M Magazine, 2011 Finalist for National Capital Business Ethics Award, 2011 Washington Business Journals Top 10 Mechanical Contractors, 2011 Smart CEO for D.C. Metro Area Top 10 Executive Management Teams and 2011 PHC Magazines Top 100 Mechanical Contractors. To schedule a Water-Wise Audit in Maryland or Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia, call 866-779-7204 or visit the company’s website at www.myplumber.com
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My Plumber Heating & Cooling, a family-owned and operated, award-winning company since 1982, offers services including furnaces, water heaters, sump pumps & more with a Same Day Service Guarantee. Serving areas throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland.