4 Tips to Save Water at Home
We’re always looking for ways to reduce our bills, and the water bill is a prime example of a cost over which you have a lot of control. Good, clean water is a requirement, but wasting water is not!
Check out these four tips to help save water in your home.
1. Turn it Off!
This may sound obvious but many people don’t pay close attention to how much water they actually use. You see how fast the sink or shower flows — even a few seconds makes a difference. Also, when it comes to saving water, we’re looking at the long-term (months and years). While a few seconds may be nothing, multiply that by how many times you flip on your sink every day.
So make sure if you aren’t using the sink, it gets turned off. Try taking shorter showers and reducing time spent washing dishes (which is likely a welcome recommendation).
2. Use Your Dishwasher
Speaking of dishes, use your dishwasher! Not only does it take the work off your shoulders, but it is also much more water-efficient. Also, make sure the dishwasher is full before running it in order to maximize the benefits.
3. Seal Leaks ASAP
Leaks are a major source of water waste. Luckily, many are easily fixed. Leaks may come from faucets, showerheads, toilets, pipes, and appliances. Even if it’s just a few drops, water leaks add up and can cost you a lot of money in waste.
Always monitor your faucets, appliances, and toilets for leaks, especially in hard-to-see areas. If your water bill has suddenly spiked month-to-month, it’s almost certain that a leak is present somewhere.
4. Use efficient appliances and low-flow fixtures
In addition to using water efficiently, your appliances should do the same. Make sure you upgrade to energy-efficient dishwashers and washing machines to save water and energy. You can also use low-flow toilets and fixtures to reduce the amount of water needed to perform daily tasks like washing and showering.
Let’s Find That Leak
Leaks can go from bad to worse quickly, which is why you need the help of the ServiceOne Air Conditioning & Plumbing leak detection team. Contact one of our experts at (407) 499-8333 today to snuff out any leak in your home.