A person uses around 30 gallons of water every day. This usage goes up depending on seasonal conditions. Most of the water on the earth is in the oceans or frozen in polar ice caps. This leaves almost 1% of water for domestic use and drinking.
This means that we must be responsible enough to minimize our water wastage. Identifying any cause behind it and correcting it can go a long way towards water saving. Leaky faucets, long showers, and outdoor hoses are few reasons behind wasting water.
You might unknowingly be wasting water. Therefore, it becomes crucial to take care of a few things. This blog post highlights some of the ways you may be contributing to water wastage in your home.
Leaky Pipes And Faucets
One of the major causes of water wastage that many people ignore is leaky pipes. Either the pipes are located in such a place that it is hard to notice or you just don’t pay much attention to the leaky pipes.
This can result in wasting gallons of water every day. If you feel the sound of the toilet running when not in use, there might be a problem with your bathrooms pipes. The reason can be worn-out pipes or a missing o-ring. Ask a professional plumber to come and fix your pipes to avoid paying for gallons of water that you didn’t use.
Wasting Water In The Kitchen
The kitchen is another place where people waste a lot of water. You might leave your taps running while washing vegetables, fruits, or crockery. You may not realize it, but doing this can contribute a lot to water wastage.
Try to stop wasting water in the kitchen by using only the quantity of water that you need. Install water-efficient taps and showers in the kitchen to reduce water wastage.
Using Your Toilet As A Trash Bin
Many people have this habit of throwing stuff down the toilet. Doing this is not only harmful to your pipes but also increases your water usage. With every tissue paper you throw down your toilet over time you can waste about a gallon of water.
Using your toilet as a trash can is not a good habit. To avoid this, keep a dustbin inside your bathroom and throw your trash in it.
Over Watering Your Lawn
Watering your lawn for an extended period of time can waste a lot of water. Many plants die due to overwatering. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to provide them with water every day.
During the summer, it is advisable you water your plants at around 10 a.m and 4 p.m. During these times the soil will be damp enough for evaporation. Watering your plants twice a week is fine. Don’t over-water your plants and help save water. You can ask your plumber to install water-saving garden products such as water sprinklers or watering timers.
Running The Water While Brushing Your Teeth
Do you also leave your water tap running while brushing your teeth or scrubbing your face? If so, you may be wasting a lot of water and causing an increase in your water bills. Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth is of no use. You only need water to dampen your brush’s bristles.
Instead turn the water off while you brush your teeth and scrub your face. You can also use cold water for this purpose, as waiting for warm water to come can cause wastage.
About Dunn Rite Plumbing
Whatever water regimen you choose, it is important to always consider your taps and faucets. Any leakage can cause a loss of water and add extra digits to your bills. Dunn Rite Plumbing and Gas is here to provide you with affordable and reliable plumbing services. To know more about us, you can contact us here.