Reap the Benefits of Sub-Metering with the Aid of A South FL Plumber
Have Your Sub-meter Installed by Plumbers 911 and Save Energy and Resources
Water sub-metering has been around for over two decades. It was originally used in the electric industries. Back then, multi-family developments only had a master meter for all the electricity used.
This caused a lot of electricity waste and did not give the residents any control over their bill. Sub-metering drastically changed the picture. Today sub-metering is used to install water meters into individual units within apartment complexes, condominiums, mobile home communities and any other multi-family development area.
When a building is sub-metered, it allows the residents to divide the expenses based on individual consumption. With water and sewer bills being one of the biggest expenses in the community, sub-metering allows individuals to regulate their water use more effectively.
How the Sub-metering System Works
If your business or multi-family property has decided to install water sub-meters, your South Florida plumber can help. As a landlord or property owner, it is difficult to determine who uses the most water and who uses the least if you have multiple tenants. The only solution is to split the bill evenly among all the tenants.
Sub-metering provides you with a better alternative. It allows you conserve water and eliminate the need to inflate rent to keep up with the rising water utility costs.
Clear Cut Benefits of the Sub-meter
Installing sub-meters has many advantages for all parties involved including:
- Eliminates the Need for Guess Work
- Improves Water conservation
- Increases your competitiveness
Property owners can reduce their expenses while allowing residents to control their water usage and be responsible for their own water/sewer bills. With the overhead costs reduced, owners can pass the savings along by reducing rent increases.
Sub-metering allows residents to take charge of their budget and expense. Without sub-metering residents are forced to split water expenses equally. In this scenario, an individual living alone had to pay just as much as a family of five in another unit.
With sub-metering; however, each is only responsible for the water they consume. Being able to control the expense also leads to a reduction wasting water, as one is accountable for what one uses.
Water wasting habits are abundant. For example, leaving the water running while you brush your teeth wastes around five gallons while a leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons a day.
Increase Water Conservation and Decrease Plumbing Problems
The environment benefits greatly from water sub-metering. Statistics have shown that the use of sub-metering helps reduce water consumption by 35%. It helps individuals realize how much water they are using as well as where they are wasting this resource.
This reduction of 35% in water consumption is impressive.
Water costs are on the rise all around the nation and many areas face water shortages and must implement strict water restrictions. If more individuals reduce their water consumption by 35%, these conservation results would be tangible. Consider this, less than 2% of our planet’s water is fresh water and of this a large part is frozen.
Water sub-metering also encourages tenants to resolve leaks and have them repaired quickly while they are still small. Previously ignored problems such as leaky faucets, pipes, and toilets will now be reported as the water consumption is reflected in their utility bills. With residents reporting these problems sooner, there are less costly water damage repairs.
With the water bill amounts separated from the rent and overhead reduced your lower rent rates will make you stand out in the competitive market, drawing in new tenants when you are in need of them.
Installation, Inspection, and Maintenance of your Sub-Metered System
Having a skilled technician is vital for the proper installation of your sub-metered system. Installation on old buildings may reveal additional plumbing problems, and the meters may need to be retrofitted while new properties are relatively easy to sub-meter.
Whether your building is brand new or an older property, sub-metering will help simplify the water billing system for you. Our technicians carry the highest standards of professionalism and have over 10,000 hours of training. Licensed and insured, our technicians ensure that your sub-metering system is installed correctly and is up to code.
We help install devices into each unit of your complex. The devices and necessary equipment than measure and track the amount of water used in each unit. Sub-meters can then be read by the company hired by you or through RF frequency.
With existing construction, our specialist will perform a comprehensive site inspection to see if a sub-metering installation is feasible, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with an installation quote.
Our technicians can also upgrade existing systems if needed. If you require sub-metering installation service, order the meters and schedule an installation appointment today. Once installed our technician will ensure that the system is working properly so that the system charges the tenants correctly.
Plumbers 911 can also provide regular maintenance and inspections of your sub-metering to ensure everything is in working order. Our contractors are skilled in this industry and know how to make your sub-metering goal a reality. We are confident that you will be thrilled with the freedom sub-metering brings into your daily duties and billing requirements.
With sub-metering in place you no longer have to play the guessing game, instead you can enjoy each tenant paying what they personally owe, provide accountability for water usage and increase your competitiveness, all through the installation of one device per unit.
In addition to sub-metering, Plumbers 911 offers 24/7 emergency plumbing services and is here to meet all of your plumbing needs. We can provide thorough inspections of your property to detect leaks and repair them to minimize water damage and waste.