Easy Ways to Cut Water Usage
As states continue to struggle with problems associated with droughts, water usage has become very relevant to many people. While in some cases conserving water can be a hard thing to do, there are also many easy ways to cut a Tucson home’s water usage and lower the monthly water bill. Make sure you call a plumbing Tucson expert to inspect your home if you inspect a leak.
If you’re in the market for a new washer, fix any leaks you may find, and jump in and out of the shower, you’ll start to notice some real savings in your water usage.
To find out about these and other tips, here are some ways common sense can result in lower water usage.
Be Careful When Washing
When it’s time to do laundry, there are several things to do that can save money. For starters, purchase a high-efficiency machine.
Not only is it made to use less water per load of clothes, but it can also handle larger loads as well, saving additional money along the way.
If for any reason you need to wash items before you have a full load, be sure to adjust the water settings on the machine accordingly. Otherwise, you’ll be filling the washer’s tub full when it may only need a small amount of water.
Bathroom Water Usage
If there is one place in your house that wastes gallon after gallon of water, it’s the bathroom. Many Tucson homes still have toilets in them that were made before 1993, which means they are very inefficient when it comes to saving water.
Pre-1993 toilets use almost four gallons of water per flush, while newer toilets use about 1.5 gallons per flush. Along with this, turning off the sink when it’s not needed can also save money.
However, when shaving or brushing their teeth, many people still let the water flow freely for several minutes. At an average of 3.5 gallons per minute, that can result in 25-30 gallons of water being wasted.
Showers and Leaks | Plumbing Tucson
Taking a shower instead of a bath can greatly reduce water usage. Showers use only one-third as much water as a bath, and installing a low-flow shower-head will also save about two gallons of water per minute.
For additional savings, limit showers to between 5-7 minutes. And while you’re having some plumbing work done, have a plumber check the shower and other areas of the home for leaks. By getting these water leaks repaired by a plumber like Spartan, you’ll also be guaranteed to save more money.
Put savings in your pocket this month by cutting the water usage in your Tucson, AZ home. Call Spartan Plumbing today at (520) 623-6100, and see how much you can save this month.