Water is a valuable commodity that should never be wasted. By using this all-important resource wisely, consumers can help fill the needs of people, industries, businesses, and farms, while also keeping fish and other aquatic life alive and well. A little conservation goes a long way, but to have a long-lasting and significantly beneficial impact, everyone needs to do his or her part. Below are some of the important water conservation measures you can practice at home.
Set a timer when you’re in the shower
Showers are such relaxing things, that’s why when in the shower, most people tend to let the water run off longer than it’s supposed to. If you keep in mind that you need to conserve while being in a shower, you may be surprised at how quick you can manage out of there. With shorter showers, you’ll be just as clean as you would have been if you had taken longer, but you would have saved water by the gallons.
Turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth
You’ll only be using the water to rinse when you’re done. If you let water run during the time that you’re brushing, liters upon liters of water could flow down your plumbing pipes—water that could have been used for something more important.
Don’t let leaks linger
Leaks are definite signs of potentially bigger plumbing problems. For instance, leaky pipes that are left unrepaired can lead to a number of issues including rotting and black mold. When you have a leak, the best thing to do is to call a Newmarket emergency plumber straight away.
Install tankless water heaters
Water heater tanks are really quite wasteful because they consume a lot of energy from heating a large tank indefinitely for long periods of time. Also, it takes a while for water to go from cold to hot. Tankless models, on the other hand, only supply heated water as needed, and can heat water more quickly which makes them the more efficient choice. In that sense, it will be wiser to have your plumber install a tankless water heater in your home.
Water is essential to man’s survival, that’s why it’s important to make conservation a big part of your life. For leaks and other plumbing issues, contact expert Barrie drain contractors like Harris Plumbing Inc. to have them addressed immediately.
(Source: 25 ways to conserve water in the home and yard, Eartheasy.com)