Water is a necessity, but we should know how to conserve it. Almost 50% of our daily water usage goes down the bathroom drain. Flushing the toilet is one of the biggest ways that water is wasted in your home, followed by shower heads and faucets. Water conservation is encouraged and practiced in all areas, including those regions where it seems abundant. Hiring a Columbus Ohio Plumber to fix leaky faucets, a malfunctioning flusher, or to install an efficient toilet can help reduce your water bills without sacrificing flow.
Ways to Conserve Water
- Always check leaks from faucets and pipes. Leaky faucets, even a small drip, can waste 20 g/day. So imagine how much water is wasted with larger leaks!
- Check your toilet for any leaks. To check any leaks, add a little food coloring in the toilet tank. If there is a leak, the color will appear in the bowl within 30 minutes. It is easier and cheaper to replace the parts than it is to deal with a long term leak.
- Do not use the toilet as waste bin or ashtray. Avoid throwing toilet paper, napkins, tissues, cigarette butts, or any other small pieces of trash in the toilet. All of these extra flushes waste lots of water.
- Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators. Low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators are cost effective and easy to install. They are water-efficient, allowing you to save as much as 50% on water consumption and reduce 50% on the energy cost of heating the water. Low-flow shower heads and faucets consume less than 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Additional water can be saved by limiting shower time or turning off the shower or faucet when soaping up or wetting your toothbrush. Turn the shower off to rinse off and use a glass to rinse your mouth.
- Check the water meter. Monitor your water meter every two hours before and after when water is not used. Any change indicates a leak.
Water system upkeep reduces soil saturation that would prolong the life of a septic tank and minimizes any pollution caused by leaks. It also helps you save on utility bill, as well as helps prevent water pollution in nearby rivers, lakes, and local watersheds. Overworked municipal sewer systems can also lead to untreated sewage flowing into rivers and lakes. Even a small amount of water flowing from these systems reduces pollution.
At American Air plumber will not only help in reducing your water bills, we will also help in reducing pollution for a healthier environment today and for the future.