Top 10 Tips for Water Efficiency
Have you noticed your water bill is too high? Are you concerned about saving water as you watch the news? No matter what your motive is, our team at General Plumbing can help you maximize your water efficiency.
1. Buy High-Efficiency Appliances
Look for Energy Star-rated dishwashers, water heaters and washing machines, which use much less water than their alternatives.
2. Avoid Running Water
Turn off the water while washing dishes and brushing your teeth.
3. Repurpose Water
Drop an ice cube on the floor? Don’t toss it in a sink; instead, toss it in a houseplant. You can do the same with the water you collect from washing fruits and vegetables.
4. Measure Correctly
Water Efficiency 101: Use the appropriate-sized pots for cooking, and match the water level on your washing machine to the size of the load.
5. In the Laundry Room
You can wash your darks in cold water to save both power and water. You can also speak to a Lake Worth plumber about rerouting your grey water to your trees instead of the sewer.
6. Mind Your Shower
There are water-efficient showerheads that can save gallons of water. Additionally, if you limit your shower to five minutes or less, you can save 1,000 gallons a month.
7. Upgrade the Toilet
Look for a new model that will reduce how much water is used every time you flush.
8. Repair Leaks Quickly
Even a small leak can waste an exorbitant amount of water. Shut off the valve to the leak and call a professional to fix the issue.
9. Keep an Eye on Your Bill
Water leaks sometimes only show in the form of a skyrocketing bill. Contact a plumber if you notice the number is much higher than usual.
10. Talk to Kids About It
One of the best ways to save precious H20 is to talk to children about water efficiency and teach them to turn off faucets.