There are several benefits for conserving water in your home including lower bills and helping your environment. Many homeowners are surprised to find out that water conservation can be rather easy if you just make a few basic changes to you and your family’s daily activities. Here are three ways to use less water in your home to get everyone involved with conservation.
Turn Off the Tap
You’re in the bathroom about to brush your teeth. You turn the faucet on and allow the water to run the entire time you’re brushing, even though you really only use to rinse your brush when you’re finished, and perhaps take a quick sip of water for one last rinse. The amount of water wasted during this time may seem incredibly inconsequential, however, consider the thousands of people in your community who also allow the water to run during brushing and how much water would be saved if everyone made an effort to turn off the tap mid-brush. The same can be said for anyone who lets the water run while shaving at the sink.
Cleanliness may be next to godliness, however, how you go about your daily routine can make a big difference. Did you know that the average bath uses 3x more water than the typical shower? If you limit your shower to five or six minutes and swap out your shower head for a low flow model, your water savings can be significant.
Fix Your Leaks
If you have a leak somewhere in your home … you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, most homeowners have a leak in their plumbing somewhere. What you may not realize is that a leak can be the biggest culprit of water waste, driving up your water bill more than you’d expect. You’ll get a fast decrease in water usage once you address a pesky leak and reap the financial benefits quickly. It’s important to remember that some leaks can be a lot harder to detect than others (like toilet leaks, for example) so if you suspect you have a leak and are unsure about how to locate it, contact a qualified Action Plumbing expert to help you get to the source of your problem.