In today’s’ eco-friendly world that we live in it seems we’re always searching for ways to better conserve. When it comes to different products, methods, and practices used for plumbing purposes, this line of thinking certainly holds true. In this post and a second follow up post at a later date, we will focus specifically on Bathroom Water Conservation.
Consequently, there are many different areas and ways that your plumber can help to be “greener” and earth-friendly. Likewise, there are many instances and actions that you can take to help in the cause. In focusing solely on Bathroom Water Conservation here, we show four ways you can conserve and save in this one area alone. In our next and final article in this two-part series, we will walk you through four more.
Four Ways for Better Bathroom Water Conservation: Simple Savings Around the Shower and Sink
As you will see many of the suggestions here for Bathroom Water Conservation have much to do with common sense. Not that we are saying anyone is or is not sensible. We understand and are guilty at times, too. We all have certain methods and ways that we brush our teeth or shave our faces. But, with just a little thought and attention, some minute changes can lead to big conservation.
Keeping the Faucet Off when Washing and Brushing
Our first tip is pretty self-explanatory. Some people probably don’t even realize they do this, it’s just second nature. However, if when you are brushing your teeth, you wet the brush and turn off the faucet until you need to rinse, think of the water you save when days become months and months become years. Likewise, if washing your face, the same idea as you lather up. Then turn on the water just to wash clean.
Saving While Shaving
This is another one that we feel most people simply don’t give a lot of thought to. Although, just as with the first suggestion, it is a pretty easy way to increase your Bathroom Water Conservation. In this case. you can either as we suggest above, just turn off the faucet between wetting your face and needing to rinse it off after shaving. Or, if you prefer, just fill a bowl with water and you can use this to shave with instead of having the faucet continuously run as you complete the shaving process.
The “Tub Test,” Showers vs. Baths
Our next suggestion is one that you can test for yourself and know which method is better for Bathroom Water Conservation. This “Tub Test” can help you without question decipher whether more water is used when you take a shower or a bath. How do you test, you ask? Well, it’s simple. If you are taking a bath, you know you are filling the entire tub. So, next time you go to take a shower, close the drain. Leave it closed for the entire time you are showering. If the water level in the tub is less than the full level for a bath, then you know showers are your best call to conserve.
Collecting Cold Water
The fourth and final of our suggestions in this the first of a two-part series on Bathroom Water Conservation entails the use of just one item, a bucket. You will want to have the bucket underneath the water stream while you wait for the water to heat up when stating your shower. Again, not much “science” needed here, as you simply collect and save the cold water in the bucket rather than wastefully letting it go down the drain. After collection, use the water from the bucket to water plants or any other task that you can and thus not need to turn faucets back on.
More Bathroom Water Conservation Tips to Come
In our follow up and concluding article in this two-part series on Bathroom Water Conservation, we will look at four more ways to save. As with the initial four discussed above, these are all actions that can easily be done. consequently, you won’t only save regarding the amount of water usage, but you’ll also save some bucks in the long run.
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