Ben Franklin Plumber, Plumber in Glendale on How to Save Water
Thoughts from a Plumber in Glendale: We’re well into 2014 so it’s time to check in on how our New Year’s resolutions are coming. Are you saving water so far this year? Most of us have room for improvement when it comes to saving water around the house so here are some easy tips that the whole family can use.
Turn the water off
Remind family members to turn off the water in the sink when they are lathering up their hands or brushing their teeth. You can even turn the water off while you are washing your hair or shaving. Up to 150 gallons of water per month can be saved this way.
Use less water
Did you know that a full bath tub requires up to 70 gallons of water? Encourage family members to take showers. Also, time your showers to keep them under five minutes long. When you do, you can save up to 1,000 gallons per month!
There are many ways to recycle your water. Here are a few times that you can save water you would be wasting and give it to your indoor plants or outdoor trees and shrubs.
- Rinsing your fruits and vegetables
- The water from your fish tank when you clean it
- Your pet’s water when you change it
- Ice cubes that fall on the floor
- Water that runs when you’re waiting for your shower to heat up
For people with lawns and pets, another smart tip is to bathe your pet in an area of the lawn that needs more water anyway. Small changes make a big impact.
Check for leaks
Enlist family members to become “leak detectives.” Regularly check all hoses, connectors and faucets for leaks. Remember to check your outside hosebibs, hoses and drip system or sprinklers, too. A small drip can waste a lot of water when it drips all day and night. These are typically an easy fix and can end a lot of water waste.
If you want to save water this year but need assistance with repairing leaks or updating your plumbing, the team at Ben Franklin Plumbing AZ is here to help!