Going Green: Water Conservation Tips
Homeowners who want to go green can get inspired with these water conservation tips!
One of the most comprehensive methods for water conservation is leak detection. One small leak over the course of a year can leak hundreds or thousands of gallons of water. Simply turn off the water supply to the house, which is usually at the street level, and observe the water meter. If it continues to show water usage even though everything is off, you know you have a leak.
In order to stop the water waste, make sure you schedule plumbing repair to fix the leak as soon as possible.
Low Flow Showerheads & Toilets
Those long, hot showers that we all love are one of the largest water users in your household. Home improvement stores abound with low-flow showerheads that will save thousands of gallons of water each year while delivering substantial water pressure and a variety of flow options. Additionally, replacing old toilets with low-flow models can save hundreds of gallons of water per year.
Tankless Water Heaters
Waiting for the water to heat in a traditional tank water heater can easily waste hundreds of gallons of water each year. Tankless water heaters begin to heat water as soon as it starts flowing through the line, making it an enormous water-saving option. Although installation can be expensive, a tankless water heater can easily pay for itself within a year.
Turn It Off!
Many people let the water run while brushing their teeth—don’t! This is another waste of hundreds of gallons of water per year. Instead, wet your toothbrush and turn off the water. Do you really need to listen to the sound of running water while you brush your teeth? The answer is probably no.
Recycle Your Rinse Water
When you rinse vegetables or fruit, use the water to water your houseplants or outdoor plants. Also be sure to use drought-resistant outdoor plants and group plants together by their water needs.
For plumbing repair or more tips on how you can save water in your home, be sure to call the best Jackson plumber in the area, Environment Masters, at 1-601-353-4681.