1. Install a High-Efficiency Shower Head
New water efficient shower heads, or low flow showerheads, can save you gallons of water daily, while still maintaining the performance of a typical shower head. You won’t notice a huge difference in water pressure, but this simple tip can actually save you dozens of gallons of water per month. If you need help, set up an appointment today www.fletchersplumbing.net.
2. Repair your Leaks
Leaking pipes and faucets could be wasting water around your house. Look for any signs of water leakage around the house to reduce wasted water. There are often leaks you may not even be aware of. One simple way to test is to shut off all the water in your home and then check your meter. Is it still spinning? If so, it’s very likely you have a leak. We can help you find and repair your leaks. Set up an appointment today www.fletchersplumbing.net
3. Install a New Recirculating Pump
Research shows that shortening your shower by two minutes can save 5 gallons of water. When you’re waiting for your shower to heat up, a lot of cold water is being wasted down the drain. By installing a recirculating pump, you save minutes and water by not having to wait for your water to heat up. That means that if you shower daily, you could be saving up to 1,500 gallons of water monthly.
Now is a great time to call us to get your estimate for a new install—We’re offering 10% off the purchase and install of all new recirculating pumps for all of June!
Saving money while saving water is a win/win. Set up an appointment today www.fletchersplumbing.net.
4. Only Wash Full Loads in the Washing Machine and Dishwasher
Cleaning your dirty clothes and dishes is inevitable. Make sure washing machines and dishwashers are completely filled in order to get the most out of your water.
Hey, who hasn’t needed an excuse to procrastinate on the dishes?
5. Think About your Sink
Turning off your sink when brushing your teeth, shaving, and washing can save more water than you think. Becoming aware of water usage is the goal. Avoid letting water run down the sink untouched.
6. Kill Your Lawn
The average American household uses around 100 gallons of outside water daily, with more than half of that devoted to watering the lawn.
In times of a serious drought, it’s time to reduce your sprinkler time. Your grass may not be perfectly green, but you could be saving hundreds of gallons of water monthly.
Saving water around your house comes with little upfront charge and is very easy to do. If you are interested in other ways to help save water or to find out more information on the California drought, visit www.saveourwater.com or visit us at fletchersplumbing.net