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Though the world is over 70 percent water, only about 1 percent of that water is safe for humans to drink. Recent droughts have made that water feel even more valuable and scarce. Still, we often take water for granted. However, it is crucial that we work together to conserve water the best we can. No, this does not mean you have to skip showers. In this short article brought to you by Mr. Rooter Plumbing of New Jersey, we will go over some easy ways you can save water and thereby do good for the environment and save some money on water bills! If you need a plumber in Marlboro Township area, you know you can always call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of New Jersey.
We are so comfortable with a seemingly never-ending supply of water that we sometimes leave faucets running when they can be turned off. Do you leave the water running when you shave or brush your teeth? This can waste hundreds of gallons of water through the year! Turn the faucet off until you are ready to rinse and consider using a small bowl of water for rinsing your shaving blade.
Use the Kitchen Sink
The previous section can also apply for the kitchen. While it is okay to rinse dishes with running water, you should switch up the technique for larger piles of dishes. Fill up the sink with soap and water and let dishes soak in the mixture. Pull them out, wipe with a sponge, and send them in the dishwasher.
Speaking of the Dishwasher…
Even the most efficient dishwashers use a few gallons of water per cycle. Why waste gallons of water just to wash a few plates and silverware? Make sure your dishwasher loads are completely full before running them. This also applies to the laundry machine.
Replace Old Plumbing Fixtures
There have been so many technological improvements in the past couple of decades, and plumbing fixtures and appliances have not been left out of the progress. Low flow showerheads and faucets as well as water-efficient toilets can save you thousands of gallons of water through the year. Consider upgrading old plumbing fixtures and toilets to take advantage of the water savings AND add a little something new to your home.
Fix Those Leaks
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average U.S. household leaks can account for over 10,000 gallons of water wasted per year! That number is TRIPLE for ten percent of households. Luckily, this also means fixing easily corrected leaks can save you ten percent or more on your water bills. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of New Jersey is proud to be a provider of quality plumbing repair service. Feel free to call any time to schedule an appointment or request an emergency dispatch.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing is thrilled to serve the area with quick, reliable, and affordable service. You can call us any time to speak with a live representative, get a free price estimate upfront, and request an urgent dispatch. We are ready when you are.