Pipe Works Services It doesn’t matter whether you want to save money or save the environment – you can do both by reducing your home’s water consumption. Water gets used in a lot of ways, and there are just as many ways to conserve, so follow these simple tips to reduce water flow and start saving.
- Replace old washers. If your sink drips once per second, it can waste thousands of gallons of water per year. By repairing dripping faucets, you will save water.
- Store drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet every time you’d like a cold drink.
- Never run the dishwasher until it’s full.
- Defrost frozen food items in the microwave instead of using warm water.
- Start a compost pile so you don’t have to waste water running your garbage disposal.
- Check for toilet leaks by adding food coloring to the tank and waiting to see if it appears in the bowl within half an hour.
- Take shorter showers and install a low-flow shower head.
- Replace your toilet handle if it constantly sticks in the flush position and causes the water to run.
- Shut off running water during your daily grooming, such as shaving.
- Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily to dispose of tissues and other waste items.
- Don’t water your lawn more than you have to. Lawns typically don’t need to be watered more than once every 5 to 7 days.
- Add mulch to your garden and around the base of trees and shrubs. This helps the soil retain moisture, so you don’t have to water them as often.
- Reduce water flow by fixing or replacing leaky hoses and nozzles.
- Set your sprinkler so it only waters your lawn – not the sidewalk and driveway.
For more water-saving ideas – and for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs – contact Pipe Works Services We’ve been serving Northern New Jersey since 2000. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Chatham, NJ, and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).