If you feel like you’re scraping by, there are some easy ways to penny-pinch. Fixing your problems that fly under the radar can help your business run more smoothly and save you some serious pocket change. Here are three things you may not notice that are costing your company extra money.
How often do you visit every bathroom in your office? Not very often. Check up with your employees often to see if you’re in need of faucet repair. A leaking faucet can waste over a gallon of water per week if it drips twice every minute — for faucets that drip more often, you could be paying a lot more for water you’re not even using. Look for new, water-saving faucets after you call a reliable plumber in your area.
You could be wasting a lot of money heating a building that can’t hold onto the warmth; if you have poor insulation, that heat is going to go right outside. Save money by installing proper insulation to keep your building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Working in a more comfortably heated or cooled environment is a great way to improve employee productivity, too.
Power down at night
If you leave all of your computers and lights on at the end of the night, it’s costing you tons of extra money each month. Lower your electric bill — and help the environment — by turning off the lights when you leave each night.
Also remember to unplug unused electronics. Your gadgets will still suck up power even if they’re not currently in use. Unplug those lamps and monitors each night and unplug charged items once they’re fully charged.
Boosting your workplace’s efficiency is key to saving money and promoting a more eco-friendly business. While it might be easy to turn off the lights, don’t hesitate to call an experienced professional when you’re working with plumbing matters and insulation issues. The only thing worse than faucet repair is not having a faucet work at all.