If you’re trying to save some money to take a nice vacation this summer, high water bills won’t get you there.

Unchecked utilities can run a high tab that put a strain on our finances.

Follow these five tips and you’ll say “goodbye” to the expensive water bills and “hello” to your summer vacation.

1. Dishwasher

You will be happy to hear that if you want to cut your water bill, then use your dishwasher instead of hand washing dirty dishes.

Buying a dishwasher is an expensive up front cost, but in the end you’ll actually save money.

While it might seem counterintuitive, dishwashers are more efficient than humans. We tend to let the water run or use more than is needed when we wash in the sink.

Dishwasher owners tend to start the machine without a full load. Make sure you fill it all the way with dirty dishes first.

2. Cut Shower Time to Reduce High Water Bills

There are few things more enjoyable than a long hot shower on a winter day, but those showers might be hitting your wallet.

Try reducing shower time or the amount of showers you take to help save money.

If you can handle it, try soaping up your body before turning on the water.

This tactic also applies for baths as well. If you take baths, use less water than normal. If you have young kids, make them take baths together if possible.

3. Check Your Faucets and Pipes

Sinks, shower heads, and pipes in your basement could be leaking or dripping. Even small amounts over a long period of time can add up in dollars.

Exterior spigots and hoses might also be slowly leaking. We tend to forget to check them just because they are outside and out of sight.

A lot of leaks and drips can be solved by tightening faucets or replacing pipes. You may not feel comfortable doing your own home repairs. Try using expert plumbers to complete this service for you.

4. Laundry

Cleaning laundry is an unavoidable task that must be completed. There are still ways to save money doing it.

Like the dish washer, make sure your washing machine is completely full before starting a cycle. Don’t add extra rinse sessions. This only adds more water to your wash.

Thinking about buying a washing machine soon? Ask your local home appliance store if they carry energy-efficient appliances.

5. Faucet Aerators

Faucets and shower heads tend to discharge more water than needed. A small device remedies this waste.

Installing an aerator adds air to the water stream decreasing the amount of water and increasing pressure.

Aerators need to be replaced and unclogged occasionally. Check to see if you have them already installed before purchasing new ones.

Most of us are not experts with plumbing. Get assistance with installation by hiring a professional.

Save Your Money

Reducing your high water bill does not have to be a painstaking process. Some of your options will make your life easier.

Start saving for your vacation today.