4 Ways to Save Water at Home
Water is essential, but not always in abundant supply. Plus, every dollar counts, and wasted water is wasted money!
According to the Arizona State Climate Office, the state is currently 26 years into a long-term drought. Most of the state is engulfed in severe drought conditions, including the Phoenix metro area. This situation makes it even more important to conserve as much water as we can.
Here are four tips that can help reduce your home water use.
1. Fix Your Leaks
This may sound obvious, but you shouldn’t leave a leak dripping anywhere in your home. Sometimes leaks aren’t in easy-to-see locations like your sink or shower. If you suspect there is a leak somewhere in your home, call in an expert to locate the source.
According to the EPA, household leaks for the average family can waste 10,000 gallons of water per year, which is 270 loads of laundry!
2. Turn Off the Faucet
One of the easiest ways to reduce your home water consumption is to turn off the faucet when you’re not using it. Even just a few seconds of running water will cost you. Here are some opportunities to save water by turning off the faucet:
- While brushing your teeth
- Right after washing your hands
- Filling the bath (go a little less full)
- As soon as you’re done using an outdoor hose
- In between washing dishes, or if you stop for a break
3. Wash Smart
This goes for clothes, dishes, and you! For clothes, make sure to wash full loads of laundry only to maximize your water use. The same goes for dishes in the dishwasher. Plus, the dishwasher uses much less water than hand washing does, so use it as much as you can.
For the shower, don’t wait too long after turning the water on to jump in. And try to cut down your time in the shower.
4. Improve Water Efficiency
There are tools available to help you improve your water efficiency, so you get the same performance while cutting down on the amount of water you need. Popular products include:
- High-efficiency toilets
- Recirculation pumps
- Low-pressure shower heads
- Faucet aerators
- Water pressure regulators
Saving You Water and Saving Your Plumbing
For the best service in Phoenix and the surrounding area, look no further than the Plumbing & A/C Medic team. Contact us today at 602-661-1064 to learn more about how you can save water at home, and don’t forget to ask about our FREE preliminary leak detection!
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