No matter the time of year, you use a lot of water, right? In the summertime, you’re probably using it to run the sprinklers and in the fall and winter nice, hot showers. Chances are, you’d rather not waste any of that water—after all, you’re paying to use it right?
Fortunately, our team is here to help! We’ve provided some helpful tips below on how you can successfully conserve water in your household. As a result, you’ll wind up saving money, too.
How to Save Water
Water is a precious resource in our homes, and you want none of yours to go to waste, right? Read on for some ideas on how to use your water most efficiently.
Keep Your Showers Under 10 Minutes Long
Look, we get it! This is the time of year that relaxing hot showers feel like everything. But the fact is, this is one of the most common ways to waste water. This is particularly true because many homeowners turn the water on for a few minutes before even getting in, to let it reach the high temperature they’re aiming for.
Get Leaks Repaired Immediately
Have you noticed that there is a dripping faucet somewhere in your home? Perhaps a toilet keeps running after you flush it. Whether you have a plumbing appliance that sprung a leak or a pipe rupture, the sooner you call our professional plumbers to fix it, the sooner you can start conserving water again.
Make the Switch to Water-Saving Appliances
Are you looking to upgrade your home and make it more efficient? For many homeowners, this means upgrading their lighting to LED, investing in solar electricity, and getting energy-start heating and cooling systems. But what about your plumbing?
You might be surprised to find that upgrading to a low-flow toilet, low-flow faucets, and low-flow showerheads can save you gallons of water each month.
Turn the Faucet Off While Brushing Your Teeth
This might not seem like a huge deal, but leaving the faucet on and water running while you’re brushing your teeth actually wastes a pretty large amount of water. Make sure to turn off the tap until the time comes to rinse!
Get Your Pipes Cleaned
Whether it’s a buildup of hair, limescale, soap scum or the like, materials that stick to the sides of your pipes can harden up. When they do this, they decrease water flow and pressure within the pipe, leading to leaks and corrosion. It’s also a very frustrating problem to have when the water pressure drops.
And no, store-bought chemical drain cleaners are not the answer. In fact, these have very caustic chemicals in them that will eat away at the lining of your pipes, and then eventually lead to plumbing damage. For thorough drain cleaning that makes a difference, you’ll want to get in touch with our professionals. We will conduct a video pipe inspection to find the exact location of your clog and/or leak, and then adequately address your plumbing from there.