Jan 9, 2019

Why Should You Invest in Water Conservation?

Your daily habits may be responsible for wastages of thousands of liters of water on a regular basis, similarly, wasting hot water means you are wasting energy. In order to save money on your utilities, curtailing water wastage may be the ideal place to start. The following could be the signs you need to conserve water more and save more money;

Outdated shower heads

Examine your showerheads from time to time and you don’t have to wait until they get broken before you replace them. If you are wasting up to two gallons of water in a minute, you should consider changing your old shower heads.

Old aerators on your faucets

If the water flow is okay but you consume more water than normal, you should consider changing the old aerators because aerators can reduce water usage by up to 2.2 gallons per minute. Having a more functional aerator will help you conserve water without reducing the pressure. 

Your toilet is leaking

If your toilet continues to run after flushing, or the toilet takes a much longer time to refill its tank, then the toilet might be leaking somewhere. You may need a new flapper or fix a more serious leak in order to stop water wastage, please contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing to fix toilet leaks and related issues. 

Your faucets are leaking

Faucets normally account for about 15% of the water you use at home, but leakages can cause faucets to use more than 15% of water. If you discover that your faucets are leaking, please contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing for necessary repairs and replacement. 

The head of the sprinkler is broken or improperly set

Fixing broken sprinkler heads will not only provide a greener lawn, but it will also save you significantly on water usage. You need a certified and reliable plumber to help you make better sprinkler head choices. 

You rely on the outdated washing machine

If your washing machine consumes more water than necessary, then you should consider the energy and water efficient options, if you want to avoid paying excessively for water and energy bills. 

Your dishwasher is older than 10 years

Modern dishwashers do have more energy-saving options, as compared to the older versions. Modern dishwashers will provide superb cleaning without using too much water per cycle. If your old dishwasher breaks down, you should consider replacing it with a modern option to conserve water. 

You don’t cover your swimming pool

There are several reasons you should cover your pool, especially when not in use. Covering the pool will keep it clean and will reduce the need to apply chemical cleaning solutions. Covering the pool will also ensure that water evaporation from the pool is reduced drastically, to conserve water. 

You probably water your yard during the raining season

You should get a rain gauge before the next raining season because it will help you measure the amount of rain that your yard soaks up. Please contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing for many other expert advices on how to conserve water. 



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