One of the best practices that any homeowner can pick up is conserving water. Whether it’s a small adjustment or changing your daily routine, anything you can do to help save water is extremely beneficial to the environment. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips to think about:
By now, you’ve probably heard that taking a shorter shower is the way to go — and it’s true. By taking a shower that’s less than 5 minutes, you’ll be saving much more water than you think. In the long run, your water bill will be down significantly and you’ll be thanking yourself in the process.
Faucet Off Brushing
When you brush your pearly whites in the morning, are you guilty of leaving the faucet running while doing so? If that’s the case, we have some bad news for you: you’re wasting much more water than you think (for no reason at all). In fact, the only time you need to really use the water is to wet your toothbrush, fill up a “spit cup” with water, and rinse the sink out once you’ve completely brushed your teeth — that’s it.
Have you heard of the latest bathroom upgrade trend? Thanks to a new innovation called a dual-flush toilet, homeowners will be able to control the strength of each flush. The first button, typically on the left, will give a gentle flush for liquids. The second button, typically on the right, will give a forceful flush for solids. Regardless of the flush you choose, you’ll be saving a surplus of water in the process!
When you use your sprinkler, do you tend to leave it running all throughout the day and night? Well, this habit speaks for itself — but that’s why it’s important to invest in a timer for your sprinklers. Not only will automated sprinklers turn on at a certain time, but they’ll shut off on their own, too, making watering the plants a much more eco-friendly task!