In this, the first of a three part series, the most trusted name in Raleigh area professional plumbing, Poole’s Plumbing will offer you some handy tips to help you save money and stop being wasteful with your water as the following easy Bathroom Water Conservation Tips are simple and easy ways to be more mindful of your usage.
While some may not think of it, the toilet makes up for a large amount of the water usage in the average family home. Several Bathroom Water Conservation Tips to help in not being wasteful regarding your toilet are simply monitoring and making sure it is running properly. To begin with, installing a low volume toilet is an obvious way to conserve water. Also, if your toilet is a very old model (installed before 1980) putting a bottle filled with water or a toilet dam, while always staying weary that either is not interfering with the operation of any other parts, will cut down on water used per flush.
Another example of simple monitoring among our Bathroom Water Conservation Tips is to regularly check to make sure that your toilet flapper to be sure it isn’t sticking open after a flush will keep the toilet from running unnecessarily. Listening for leaks or continuous running water from the toilet is an obvious but helpful way to utilize these Bathroom Water Conservation Tips, as is putting tissue into the garbage as opposed to flushing it down. Putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank will help you check for leaks. If you see the coloring in the bowl, this would mean you do have a leak and with an easy fix, literally hundreds of gallons of water each month can be saved.
Continuing across the bathroom with our Bathroom Water Saving Tips, the shower can be a major cause of wasteful usage if not monitored closely. Cutting down your time in the shower to five minutes or less can save in the neighborhood of 1,000 gallons of water monthly. Another way you can personally check your shower and start conserving is to use a one gallon bucket and time how long it takes your shower to fill it. If it fills the bucket in less than twenty seconds, you can cut costs and wasted water by switching to a more efficient showerhead. By installing a low-flow showerhead, you will have an inexpensive and easy switch that can on average see the average family conserve over 500 gallons of water per week.
Lastly on our list of Bathroom Water Conservation Tips is how you can cut back while using the sink and faucets. In many cases, such as while shaving or brushing your teeth, several hundreds of gallons of water can be conserved each week by simply turning the water off while doing each of these things. Much like the earlier inclusion of our Bathroom Water Conservation Tips from the section on toilets, regularly checking for leaks in all of your faucets can help you identify and fix a problem before it becomes a far more costly one.
By following these simple and easy household Bathroom Water Conservation Tips, you can save yourself on unnecessary high water bills and in doing so, conserve water as well. The next in the series of helpful conservation tips from the Raleigh plumbing experts at Poole’s Plumbing will move into the kitchen and assist you with several other cost and waste saving advice that can be achieved around the house.