Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day To Save Green

Forgetting to wear green this St. Patrick’s Day is less important than failing to save green with rising water bills! In this blog post, plumbing experts share their favorite tips for cutting back water bill spending. Water conservation is good for the wallet and good for the environment. By cutting back on water use at home, homeowners can protect their wallets from getting pinched by the price of water bills and reduce their home’s environmental impact.  

Turn Off the Tap While Brushing Teeth tap

This tip applies for all tasks where the tap could be shut off, such as washing hands, washing dishes, or brushing teeth. Being mindful of how much water is being used during daily grooming and cleaning routines can go a long way in cutting back on how much water the household uses. Many people do not think that when water goes down the drain unused, it is essentially the same as money going down the drain. 

Homeowners can upgrade their bathroom plumbing to keep water costs low by installing a touchless faucet in the bathroom sink. Touchless faucets use motion-detecting technology to turn the water off automatically when not in use. This helps to prevent the faucet from being accidentally left running. 

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Take Shorter Showers

Most people think that taking a shower vs. a bath will automatically save them more water, but long showers are more wasteful than baths. To keep water expenditure low, homeowners should take five to ten-minute showers. While shampooing hair or shaving, the showerhead should be shut off for maximum water efficiency. Water use can also be limited when taking baths by using less water. 

Another option for making the shower plumbing more efficient is upgrading the showerhead. New showerheads are made eco-friendly and use less water. Low flow showerheads are designed to create more water pressure while using less water. Installing a new showerhead can reduce water use without sacrificing water pressure. 

 

Be Careful Flushing 

A clogged toilet can cause problems for the overall bathroom plumbing and increase water waste. The toilet connects to the main water line, so it can affect the entire plumbing system when a clog occurs. Another reason why clogged toilets may increase water usage is that the homeowner may need to flush multiple times to remove the clog. 

The general rule homeowners should follow is never use the toilet as a trashcan. The only thing that should be flushed down toilets is the appropriate toilet paper or wipes. Any other debris should always be disposed of in the bathroom wastebasket. 

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