Water Conservation Tips
Conserving water will not only help you save money, but it also might help us save the world. Smart water usage can mean the difference between a stable community and one threatened by man-made drought. Here are some tips to help you do your part in keeping the world safe while cutting down on your utility bills:
Use efficient appliances
Whether you’re building a new bathroom or are thinking of refurbishing, be sure to look for appliances with the WaterSense label. These EPA-backed standards of modern plumbing get the job done while using 20-30% less water for every shower or toilet flush.
Nobody said saving the world was going to be easy. If you’re the kind of person who takes an hour under a hot showerhead, then you might want to switch to baths. The average shower time in the US is eight minutes. So even if you are just taking longer than the average without meaning to, it must be said: shorter showers save water and money.
Keeping an eye out for leaks and an ear out for drips can not just save you a surprisingly large chunk of your annual water expenses, but it can also help you prevent any moisture-loving mold growing in your home.
Make the most out of each wash cycle
Both washing dishes and laundry can be less wasteful if you refrain from washing small loads. If that means waiting an extra day or two until you accumulate enough objects to make a full load, then you can always soak or partially hand-wash some especially grimey articles.
Use the toilet sensibly
Beyond using a WaterSense toilet, be mindful of not using a toilet like a trashcan. If it’s something you can reasonably dump in a can without flushing, then you shouldn’t flush it. This will save you from both water waste and potential clogs.
And if you want help in your effort to go green and save money, then call (440) 283-9377 to get in touch with the experts at Ohio Buckeye Plumbing, a family company with over twenty years of happy customers in the Greater Cleveland area.