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Water Saving Tips for Homeowners

We all find ourselves taking advantage of having water immediately and sometimes use it more than needed. If you find that you’re paying more than you were expecting and want to save a little bit of money on your utility bills this month, look at our suggested ways to save on water, and therefore money, from now on.

Washing machines

You do not need to wash your clothes daily. Wait until you have enough to fill up the washing machine. This will not only use water once but will save you time and electric as well. Doing individual, small loads of washes uses a lot of water, so it makes sense to do one large load. This is also a good idea when using a dishwasher.

Damaged pipes

If you have a pipe with a fracture, then this should be fixed as soon as possible. Not only can this lead to other issues but you’ll be wasting more than 2,300 gallons of water every year. This is water you will have to pay for, even though it’s not technically being used!

Running water

Whether you’re brushing your teeth or washing your hands, do not leave the water running when it is not being used. Turning the tap off in between tasks like these can save more than you think. If you brush your teeth for two minutes and twice a day, you will have wasted 8,000 gallons; it is wasting 2,000 gallons a minute. If you do this daily and all family members do this too, then that is a lot of water being wasted on something that could simply be solved by turning off the tap.

Watering your lawn

You do not need to water your lawn daily. Most only need to do the task once a week. A good way to test if your lawn is ready for watering is to stand on it and move away. If the grass springs up, it does not need watering. However, if it doesn’t spring up, it is ready to be watered again.

If you think you need any more advice or think you may have a fractured pipe, then send us a message or give us a call and one of our educated and friendly staff members will be there to help.