Look, we’re here to help you out with affordable plumbing, but we’re also here because we like the earth. Did you know that the EPA estimates Americans waste more than one trillion gallons of water every year from leaks and malfunctions they’re not aware of? Trillion.
That’s only the water we’re not aware of leaking. Sure, water leak repair is important for taking a stand against water waste, saving yourself money, and rescuing your home from potential damages. However, thanks to poor daily water habits, you probably waste water in all sorts of ways, whether you realize it or not. How can changes in your habits help you waste less water? We know a few ways.
Throw it in the garbage
Between sink disposals and toilets, a lot of people tend to think these receptacles double as garbage cans. The fact is, both of them require a good deal of water to flush, shred, and rinse something away. Try compost, recycling, and regular trash cans for leftover food. There’s no need for a gallon or two of water to be wasted in flushing a tissue or grinding up uneaten food.
Dishwashers and washing machines are miracles of convenience. These convenient appliances also use a hefty bit of water. We’re not saying to put your dishwasher on the curb or start protesting commercial plumbing services, that would be silly. However, when you’ve only got a little bit of clothing or dishes, wait a bit. Hand wash your dishes individually rather than leaving the water running between dishes. Wash your clothing only when you have a full load, not two or three separate smaller ones.
Get those leaks in check
We know that leaks aren’t part of water waste habits, but we’re trying to establish good habits, too. Leaks are part of our most common affordable plumbing services. What we want to see more people doing is consistently monitoring their faucets, toilets, and pipes. This way they can catch leaks before waste is severe and lasting water damage occurs. Leaks are always more manageable when caught early, so make a habit of being on the prowl for them.
Banishing wasteful water habits is a conscious everyday practice, one that’s very easily forgotten. After some time and real effort to keep from wasting water, it will become natural. We know that plumbing can be messy, so when something does happen, we’ll be right here for you.