Easy Water Saving Tips: Kitchen, Bathroom And The Rest Of The House

Water is one of the most valuable resources in the planet. If you would think about it, the whole world is covered in water. However, only fresh and clean water, salt water that had undergone desalination, can be consumed by people and animals. So this makes clean water a limited resource. Given that, it is important to conserve water, especially at home. The conservation of water at home can effectively reduce energy consumption and it can save lots of household money.

If you want to save water, then follow these water saving tips courtesy of Pro-Jett Plumbing & Drainage.

KITCHEN:

  • Leaks costs more than $6 billion in property damage each year. Take the time to inspect your faucets for leaks because they can surely add to your water bills not to mention a waste of good water.
  • Don’t have the faucet running when washing dishes. Instead, you can use a basin or fill the sink with water.
  • Scrape the plates before loading them in the dishwasher, scrape not rinse.
  • Use food waste to make compost. Use your garbage disposal only when necessary.
  • Fill a pitcher with water and keep it in your fridge. This gives you access to cold water without having to run the faucet until it is cold enough.
  • Fix leaks right away before they can cause damage.

BATHROOM:

  • Soap your hands before turning the water on. When brushing your teeth, turn the tap off while you are doing so.
  • Keep your shower sessions short and install shower regulators to regulate the flow of water in your showers.
  • If you want an instant hot water anywhere in your house, install a tank-less water heater.
  • Upgrade your toilets for maximum efficiency.

THE REST OF THE HOUSE:

  • Regularly inspect your plumbing’s pipes for leakage or damage. If you find problems, have them fixed right away, preferably by professional plumbers.
  • Always be aware of where your master shutoff valve is so that you’d know where to find in case of a situation requiring cutting off your water.
  • You should only use your washing machine if it is full. It would be better if you install a leak detector which would cut off the water supply in case of damage.
  • If you’re remodeling or building a new house, why not use a greywater system which would allow you to reuse the water from your sink, washing machine and dishwasher when watering plants or for the toilet.