In the second installment of a three part series, the most trusted named in Raleigh NC professional plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing, will give you some helpful pointers to help you save money and avoid wasting water as we move from the bathroom and “down the hall” with our Kitchen Water Conservation Tips.
Much like our first blog entry on conserving water in the bathroom, these Kitchen Water Conservation Tips are all simple actions that can be taken by anyone around the house to help you and your family to save.
For example, there are many Kitchen Water Conservation Tips that you can implement simply by watching how long you run the faucet during several activities that you may not even realize how long the water is on for. This comes into play when washing dishes by hand, as if you simply fill one side of the sink as your wash side and the other is used for rinse water, this eliminates the faucet continuously running throughout this process. A similar item among our Kitchen Water Conservation Tips is to soak your pots and pans as you scrape them clean rather than running the water over them the entire time you are scrubbing.
Likewise, if you are washing fruits and vegetables, filling a pan to use for this, rather than running them under the faucet cuts down on much waste, as well. To take that process a step further in conserving, after you’ve washed the produce, use the water from the pan to water plants around the house.
The next kitchen appliance to focus on with our Kitchen Water Conservation Tips where you can greatly conserve and save is the dishwasher. First, by only running it when completely full the average household can save on average 1,000 gallons of water per month. Also, if you have a newer model dishwasher especially, cut back on the time spent rinsing first, as most of the more recently produced model are powerful enough and made to clean more thoroughly that years ago.
The garbage disposal is another item that by utilizing our simple Kitchen Water Conservation Tips you can save in areas you may not even have realized you were being wasteful. Most obviously, simply use the disposal only when necessary. Composting with and using the peeling and trimming from veggies or fruit will save you from wasting gallons of water while running the disposal.
Your own consumption of water is the last item we touch on in our Kitchen Water Conservation Tips. For your own drinking purposes, filling a pitcher with water to keep in the refrigerator rather than filling at the faucet repeatedly. Also, use the same glass throughout the day for your water consumption. This will avoid dirtying several and thus filling up the dishwasher for more frequent usage.
Much like with our helpful pointer around the bathroom, these easy-to-do- Kitchen Water Conservation Tips from the Raleigh plumbing experts at Poole’s Plumbing can get you on the path to less wasteful usage and savings on costly water bills, too. In the next and final installment of our series on household water conservation tips we will look at how to cut back while cooking and in the laundry room.