4 Tips for Water Conservation at Home

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Water is a precious natural resource that is essential to life. The topic of water conservation has been at the top-of-mind recently as the state of California is facing drought, fires, and other water-related issues. Every homeowner should learn more about how they can do their part at home to reduce the amount of water that is used each day. Even changes that seem small and insignificant can be part of the bigger solution when everyone is working together.

Here are a few easy ways that you improve water conservation in your home:

Fill the Appliances Before Running

Only run the dishwasher or washing machine when you have a full load. Running these large appliances multiple times for small loads increases the amount of water that is used. Filling the dishwasher completely is the best way to conserve water, and even uses less water compared to hand-washing.

Upgrade the Faucets and Shower Heads

Install a water aerator on the kitchen faucet to maintain high water pressure while using less water. This upgrade can reduce your water usage by as much as a gallon a minute. Additionally, the shower heads can be switched out for low-flow models to manage water usage without sacrificing water pressure in the shower.

Maintenance and Repair for Toilets and Faucets

A dripping sink or problems with the toilet can cause water to move through, even when you aren’t using the equipment. Fix any leaks or drips as soon as possible. Also, have the toilets regularly inspected to make sure that they are up to date and in good shape. Worn-out fittings can be replaced to prevent the toilet from running unnecessarily. For best results, upgrade to high-efficiency toilets.

Check for Leaks Inside and Outside

Are there any sections of the pipes that are dripping? Check under the sinks, and anywhere else you can see the pipes. Not only should a visual inspection be completed, but it can also be helpful to check and read the water meter. The most effective solution is to contact an experienced plumber for these services.

Our team is here to assist with plumbing inspection, repairs, services, and installation. For more information about the services that are available, talk to us at Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning: (951) 375-6856