Due to the droughts over the recent years, Californians are doing whatever they can to save water. Not only is conserving water in your home good for the environment, but it is also good for your wallet when it comes to those monthly bills.
The following are ways to save water all over the home:
- Be mindful of every time you use a faucet. Only run the water when it is necessary, which means turning it off while you brush or teeth or use a stopper in the sink when you shave.
- Avoid baths. Filling up a bathtub typically requires around 30 gallons of water, while it only takes 25 gallons for a ten-minute shower with a standard showerhead.
- Purchase a low-flow showerhead – Newer showerheads possess a satisfying shower experience at an even lesser flow rate than conventional models.
- Check for toilet leaks. You may have a leak in your toilet tank that you may not know about, which can add up to significant water waste. To test this out, try putting a few drops of food coloring into the toilet tank, then wait about an hour. If you see the color seeping into the bowl, then a leak is present.
- Use the dishwasher more often. Not only do washing dishes take more effort, but it also takes more water. However, make sure you have a full load before you begin the cycle.
- Use the garbage can instead of the sink’s garbage disposal. While the disposal can help you get rid of specific smelly foods, it requires water to function. However, if it can go into the trash, then you don’t need to use any water.
For more information about water saving tips or our services, contact Duran & Sons Universal Plumbing & Rooter today.