Save Water and Money This World Environment Day
Did you know that June 5 is World Environment Day? World Environment Day is a United Nation’s celebration to spread awareness and encourage action to protect the environment.
There are many environmental issues right now that need our attention. While this can feel overwhelming, it’s encouraging to remember that any changes we make can help to protect the environment.
One easy way to help is by decreasing your water usage. Plus, not only does saving water help the environment, but it also helps you save some money by decreasing your water bill. With those two goals in mind, here are some tips to help you save water.
Install Low-Flushing Toilets
If you don’t have them already, it’s worth installing low-flush toilets. If your bathroom plumbing was installed before 1994, you likely have a full-flush toilet.
Low-flush or high-efficiency toilets use significantly less water than full flush - 1.6 gallons or less instead of 3.5 to 7 gallons. Initially, there were some issues with these toilets, but technology has improved and now they’re very effective.
Low-flush toilets use either gravity or pressure-assisted technology to effectively remove waste while using significantly less water. Using these high-efficiency toilets can significantly decrease the water that your bathroom plumbing uses and can save as much as $90 a year on water bills. As a result, it’s worth ensuring that you have a low-flush toilet and installing one if you don’t.
Repair Faucet Leaks
Have you ever noticed that your shower faucet has a slow drip or leak and then done nothing about it?
Surprisingly, this happens more often than you’d think because many people believe this small amount of water doesn’t really make any difference.
However, even the smallest drip or leak can take a big toll on your water usage and wastes more water than you’d think. As a result, it’s important to check your bathroom plumbing as well as all other faucets throughout your house for any drips or leaks. If you find any, go ahead and repair them as soon as possible so that you can stop wasting water and money.
Repair Pipe Leaks
It’s always nice when doing something good for the environment also has positive benefits for you. This is the case when it comes to inspecting and repairing your pipes.
Identifying and repairing any leaks in your home’s plumbing system can help you to save water and money while also potentially avoiding a bigger problem in the future.
So, it’s a good idea to have all of your pipes inspected by a professional to ensure that there are no leaks and that everything is working correctly. This is one easy way to help protect the environment and your home. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for signs of any plumbing problems and for ways to save water.
As you do this, remember that even small changes can make a big difference. If you have any concerns about your plumbing or water usage, call us today at (210) 566-2665 to schedule a service call, inspection or any necessary maintenance.