Summer Water Conservation Tips equal savings, both in water usage and in your wallet. As the warmer days of Summer approach, the following pointers from Poole’s Plumbing can help you stay cool, without getting “soaked.”
Outdoor Summer Water Conservation Tips: Nozzles, Cans, Brooms, and Blowers
There are many Summer Water Conservation Tips to consider with the outdoor jobs and projects ahead. Conversely, if not watchful, water is wasted without you even realizing it.
Simple Outdoor Summer Water Conservation Tips that you may not even realize can help save because they are so simple, include the following.
- Use a broom or a blower this summer when you are cleaning your patios and sidewalks over a hose
- A hose with a nozzle is a great conservation tool. It can be used and allow you to shut the water off when washing your car in between sprays.
- Keep your grass cut to a length of about 3 inches. Taller grass holds moisture better and thus, saves on having to water it as much.
- If using an automatic sprinkler system, be sure it is set properly and monitored to not over water.
- When gardening or watering plants, fill a can or container rather than using a hose. This will cut down on wasting water from a continuous stream from your hose.
Also, a little personal research can also go a long way in creating your own Summer Water Conservation Tips. For example, when you need to replace plants in your yard, go in educated and get more water efficient shrubs, trees, or type of grass.
Regular Checks and Monitoring Can Equal Conservation Indoors this Summer
Despite spending more time outdoors in the summer, there are also many Summer Water Conservation Tips pertaining to the inside of your home.
Most noteworthy in regards to water usage indoors is probably the bathroom and kitchen areas. There are plenty of Summer Water Conservation Tips that, likewise, are so simple you may not even think of them.
- Take a shower instead of a bath. This limits the amount of water used.
- Use a “low-flow” showerhead and giving a concerted effort to limiting shower times are an easy way to conserve.
- Turning off the faucet when you shave or brush your teeth
- Checking toilets regularly to ensure they don’t have a leak. (This can be done easily by taking the top off the tank and just watching it flush. If you can’t tell if there is a leak, put a few drops of food coloring in and do not flush. If you see the coloring in the bowl, you have a leak.
- In the kitchen, run your dishwasher only with a full load to cut down on cycles.
- Check/monitor all faucets and water lines (i.e. to the ice maker in a refrigerator, etc.) to be sure there are no leaks.
- Be aware of all hoses and connections to washing machines and water heaters.
During the hot summer months, we want to stay cool and get wet. However. the Raleigh Professional Plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing’s Summer Water Conservation Tips will keep you from getting soaked in more ways than one.