There are plenty of ways you can save water through investing in methods and devices that reduce your costs over the long term. However, what most homeowners fail to realize is that the most effective water saver tips and techniques won’t cost a dime. You can start saving water right away, even if money is tight.
Shower Water Saver
For every minute you spend in the shower, you are using up to 5 gallons of water. For an easy water saver, cutting down shower time is an exercise in efficiency. There are plenty of ways you can shower more effectively, including turning the water off while you are applying lather to your body or shampoo and conditioner to your hair, and timing yourself to shave off precious minutes.
Full Wash Cycles
Both your washing machine and dishwasher are equipped with full load cycles for a reason. This water saver is simple – make sure to wash full loads only. The water economy rating for these household devices is based on the amount of water used per cycle. If you are running your devices with half loads, you are effectively wasting the water you should be saving.
Deep Watered Lawn
Believe it or not, using more water is a water saver when it comes to treating lawns. Deep-watering your lawn will allow you to reduce how often the lawn is cared for, and it will save water over the long term. It is also important to water your lawn in calm weather for increased and effective absorption.
This water saver involves not using water at all. There are a number of maintenance applications that often use the hose unnecessarily. Your pathways, deck and garage do not need deep-cleaned every time. If you have a quality broom, you can keep your paved, cement and even brick surfaces clean without the use of water.
Ditch the Garbage Disposal
Let’s be honest, garbage disposals are often more trouble than they are worth. If you are not running water while the garbage disposal is switched on, there is a very good chance it is going to become jammed. Ultimately, you still have to dispose of your waste, so you may as well switch to a more organic option, such as a compost heap.
Bonus Water Saver
If you have leaks in your plumbing system, it will result in money down the drain. While you may need to pay to bring in a plumber, the cost is worth it given there is no better water saver than a plumbing system working efficiently. One of the most effective ways to detect leaks is by checking your water meter. Go to the meter and then do not use any water for a few hours. If when you return the water meter has moved, you have a problem.
Once you have confirmed that there are leaks in your system it is time to call in the experts from Show Plumbing. We provide professional water saver services to customers in and around Cypress, Texas.