Water is one of Earth’s most precious resources, even though many of us take it for granted. With climate change and extreme weather, it’s evident that water resources are getting smaller every year. Therefore, it’s important that we make a conscious decision to conserve water in order to alleviate impending shortages. Cutting back on water usage means a lower utility bill, a range of environmental benefits, and reduced water pollution.
In addition to saving money on your water bills, water conservation is good for your septic tank as well. Excessive water use can overwhelm your septic tank and oversaturate the drainfield, leading to a whole range of septic problems that could cost you a lot of money down the road.
According to the U.S. EPA, installing water-saving plumbing fixtures in your home can help you save thousands of gallons of water per year. Some of the water-saving plumbing fixtures you should consider installing in your home include pressure-reducing valves, performance showerheads, high-efficiency toilets, recirculating hot-water systems, and water-efficient faucets.
Water leaks account for around 13% of a household’s water use. A faucet that drips once per second can waste thousands of gallons of water per year. You should look out for leaky faucets, check your toilets for leaks, and watch out for signs of water damage around your home. Consider hiring a reliable plumber to inspect your piping and other components of your plumbing system and make the necessary repairs to prevent water leaks.
A running tap wastes more than five litres of water a minute. If you’re serious about conserving water, make it a habit to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Just wet your brush and leave the faucet off until it’s time to rinse.
Long showers can waste up to 17 gallons of water per shower. If you love taking long showers, you might be wasting a lot of water and increasing your water bill. It’s advisable to limit your shower to a maximum of 10 minutes to prevent wasting excess gallons of water.
Put full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher before you run them, so that you use less water. Doing half loads or small laundry loads adds up to gallons of wasted water. Also, ensure you use the most efficient water and energy settings.
These simple changes can make a big difference in the amount of water you use in your home and your monthly water bills.
If you need assistance with saving water in your home or commercial property, the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are ready to provide you with practical solutions that will help you lower your water bills. Our knowledgeable and experienced plumbers can help you with the installation of water-saving plumbing fixtures and plumbing upgrades.
Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing today to schedule plumbing service.