Check Your Bathroom Plumbing For Water Savings
Are you concerned about the environment? A lot of people are. One of the things that many people are concerned about is water conservation, and they’re always looking for ways that they can save money.
While you might not want to install a rain collection system, there are plenty of simpler changes you can make in your bathroom plumbing, to help improve your water consumption and help the environment. Read on to get some actionable tips you can implement in your home this summer!
Convert Toilets to Low Flushing Toilets
It’s shocking that a regular toilet uses over 1.5 gallons of water per flush. If you have four people in your house, and each person uses the toilet just four times in a day, that’s 24 gallons in a day.
If someone is sick with a stomach problem, that’s even more. That’s why a low flushing toilet is a good option. These toilets use 1.1 gallons per flush, and they often come with a dual flush option.
When you are flushing urine and toilet paper, you use the single flush option which uses just 1.1 gallons. When you are flushing solid waste, you use the dual flush, which uses 1.6 gallons. This can help you save a lot of money over time.
Fix Your Dripping Shower Faucets
You may not think that a dripping faucet is going to cause a lot of problems and cost a lot of money. But the truth is that it can waste a lot more water and money than you think.
When you have a faucet that is dripping and dripping just 10 drips each minute, it will waste 3 quarts each day. This equals 350 gallons in one year!
This may not seem like a lot but think about how many gallons it will be if you have your shower faucet and three dripping faucets in sinks. That’s 1,000 gallons in a year that’s going down the drain literally.
Look Around for Pipe Leaks
Leaking pipes don’t just cause your water bill to be high – they can also cause a lot of issues in your home. Not only do pipe leaks cause you to have a higher water bill, but they also can lead to health issues. Below are five health issues that pipe leaks can cause.
- Problems with asthma and allergies
- Disease due to dirty water
- Mildew and mold exposure
- Pests that carry disease
As you can see, a problem with a pipe leak goes far beyond an increased water bill. It also can affect the health of you and your family.
Whether you are looking for ways that you can save money, or you are concerned about the environment, one of the best ways that you can do this is through using less water.
Fixing leaking faucets, using low flush toilets and having pipe leaks fixed are three of the ways that you can get started. If you are interested in knowing more or you are looking for other ways that you can save money and water, get in contact with us.