4 Ways You Can Save Water And Money
July 14, 2015
Did you know that the average home loses 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water each year to often-undetected leaks? This is water that you pay for, and water that frankly shouldn’t be wasted in an increasingly water-deprived world. If those numbers seem outrageous, you should know that there are ways to fight water loss and leakage in your home.
1. Switch Your Showerhead ASAP
500 of those aforementioned gallons can be attributed to your showerhead leaking; 10 drips per minute, in one year, can use the same amount of water lost in 60 loads of dishes in the dishwasher. You naturally lose a further amount of water through normal shower use. This can be cut by up to 70% by switching to an ultra-low-flow showerhead.
2. Update Your Pipe Lining
A high amount of water loss can be attributed to seemingly minor household leaks, often without the homeowner’s knowledge. A costly drain replacement can be avoided by epoxy pipe lining, a form of pipe lining that lasts longer and is more efficient, preventing leaks with an estimated 100 … year life expectancy. Epoxy pipe lining can also result in less need for drain repair in the future, ultimately saving you money and inconvenience.
3. Cut Down On Everyday Water Use
Toilets are responsible for about 30% of your home’s water use and water wasting. Although a necessity, a toilet is still often used for trivial and unnecessary things. If you want to save water and money, you may want to consider finding more efficient ways to use not only your toilet, but the other appliances in your home. In fact, it might be a good idea to switch to water-saving appliances and fixtures entirely!
4. Make Sure Your Pipes Are Secure
Epoxy pipe lining is not the only lesser … known alternative to more traditional water-saving solutions. Leaks in pipes should be repaired as soon as possible, but people often hesitate due to the invasiveness of traditional pipe inspections and repairs, which can ruin your yard. Sewer camera inspections are minimally invasive, causing little disruption and returning fast results. If pipe replacements or repairs are necessary, a trenchless pipe replacement is similarly non … invasive, leaving your property virtually untouched.
From drain repair to a new showerhead, there are plenty of ways, new and old, to conserve water. Water conservation is significant to both the environment and your wallet, and making sure that water is properly used should be a priority in anyone’s home. Making the switch to more water-efficient appliances and services is easier than it sounds, and you’ll be glad you did!