There are numerous ways you can reduce water usage in your home. When the local government turns off the water to your house to make municipal repairs or after a horrific storm, you gain a new perspective. Daily water usage at your home can be decreased by making minor adjustments. Get the whole family on board, and you’ll also see your water bill go down. Abend Plumbing and Heating can assist with some plumbing hardware, fixtures, and landscaping irrigation. Helping the environment and saving money by reducing water usage is a win-win for everyone.
Indoor Plumbing Attachments To Save Water
If your home is relatively new, the contractor may have installed water aerators on the faucets. Aerators can reduce the water flow from two and a half gallons per minute to around one-half a gallon. This fix will go unnoticed by almost everyone in the house except whoever pays the bills. Abend Plumbing and Heating can install a tankless water heater to help reduce water usage. New eco toilets use as little as 1.28 gallons vs. 7 gallons per flush in older models. Changing your shower head to lower flow may not be popular, but environmentally and fiscally, it’s a good idea.
Easy Ways To Cut Back On Water Use
Reducing water usage is becoming extremely important now more than ever. You can make some small changes that only require you to adjust some of your daily activities. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. Don’t use your shower as a time to meditate about the upcoming day. When you turn off the water while shaving, it saves numerous gallons of water. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until it’s cold. Are your appliances old? You might want to upgrade to an Energy STAR dishwasher and washing machine.
Outdoor Water Usage
Many homeowners are tearing out or reducing the lawn they currently have to save water. The expansive yard is loved and despised due to the water required. Even tearing out part of your lawn can make a significant impact. After you reduce your yard, call Abend Plumbing and Heating to reconfigure your irrigation system. Mulch around trees and flower beds helps minimize evaporation. Deep soak your lawn early and resist letting the kids run around in the sprinkler when watering isn’t needed. Do you wash your car? Don’t leave the hose running while you’re soaping down your vehicle. Hosing off the driveway may be your preferred method, but it uses an enormous amount of water. Sweep off your driveway and sidewalks instead.
Most Efficient Ways To Reduce Water Usage
Every home has indoor and outdoor plumbing. If you have a leak in your home, you may pick up on that. Not every leak is easy to see. A leak in your exterior plumbing may go unnoticed. Having the entirety of your plumbing system inspected by a licensed plumbing contractor is in your best interest. Your contractor can adjust your irrigation system and check for any leaks.
We are all becoming more water conscious. Regularly the news reports cities experiencing dire water issues. There are numerous ways to reduce water usage and save money each month on your water bill. Abend Plumbing and Heating will ensure your entire plumbing system is in top-notch working order. Call now, so we can help you save money and positively contribute to the environment.