How to Prevent Water Waste in Your Home
It’s January, which means many of us are working on our New Year’s Resolutions. If you want 2020 to be the year you reduce your environmental impact or save more money, reducing water waste in your home is a great way to do both of these things.
Why Conserve Water?
Using less water means spending less money on your monthly bill, but it is also an important way to help the environment. Clean water is a limited resource, even though it might not feel like it right now, so it is important to keep this in mind and only use what you need. Reducing your water use also helps the environment by reducing the amount of energy used to process and deliver clean water to your home.
How Can I Save Water at Home?
Upgrade to more efficient appliances and fixtures, such as dishwashers, washing machines, showers, and toilets. For more information on upgrading to energy-efficient models, contact us.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth, wash your face, shave, etc. There’s no need to leave the water running when you’re not using it, so don’t!
If you have a yard, use a rain barrel to capture rainwater and use that to water your lawn and garden. Rain is a major water resource that we often don’t think about harnessing, but doing so can help reduce your home water consumption significantly.
Take shorter showers. You can get thoroughly clean in about five minutes!
Fix leaks as soon as you notice them. What seems like a minor drip can actually be wasting a lot of water, not to mention running up your bill.
Only run the dishwasher when it is full. Dishwashers make life a lot easier but they also use a lot of water, so every time you run your dishwasher, make it count. Only run it when you have a full load of dishes to clean.
Only do full loads of laundry. As with the dishwasher, you can get more out of your water usage if you only do full loads of laundry.
Install faucet aerators, which add air to the water stream in order to reduce the amount of water you use without reducing the pressure.
We hope these simple tips help you get the year off to a good start! If you are interested in committing to energy-efficient plumbing in your home, we can help you find the best appliances and fixtures for you and offer expert installation, maintenance, and repairs.