Conserving water inside your home isn’t just about saving money or being conscious of preserving the environment, it’s about both principles. Some water-saving tactics can simplify your life and help keep your home clean. If you have children, some of these tips can help your kids get involved in smart water conservation strategies.
Turn Off The Taps
Get in the habit of turning off the taps in the bathroom or kitchen instead of letting them run while brushing teeth or washing hands. In the kitchen fill the sink with water to rinse dishes before using the dishwasher. Kids can help out by putting dishes that you’ve scraped and rinsed into the dishwasher.
Wait until the appliance is full before running the cycle for maximum water savings. It’s an age-old question but if you wait until the dishwasher is full, automatic dishwashers do use less water than washing by hand, especially if you keep the water running while you’re washing and rinsing.
Fix Leaky Faucets and Toilets
A leaky faucet that drips once every second can use up to 5 gallons of water in a day. Over the course of a year that adds up to more than 2,000 gallons.
Leaky toilets use a lot more water than leaking faucets. A leaking toilet can go through up to 200 gallons of water every day. Multiply that by 30 days and the toilet will use up over 6,000 gallons of water a month. At Bellingham water rates of $3.95 per 1,000 gallons for most homes, that’s almost $24 a month in water waste.
You may never notice water leaks until you get a bill from Bellingham, MA or one of our other nearby communities. Give us a call at Victory Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to help conserve water and make any Bellingham plumbing leak repairs before problems occur.