If you're wondering why your water bills seem to be soaring, water waste is likely the problem. Water leaks alone account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water around the nation. When you account for all the other ways in which people waste water, the total amount of waste would be astounding. Make sure you understand what ways you can reduce your water consumption and your water bills.
Laundry Load Settings
Laundry is a task no one really wants to do. Consequently, you probably toss your clothes in the washing machine, add the soap and you're done. Don't forget to adjust the laundry load settings. Washing a small load on a large load cycle uses water unnecessarily, leading to waste and higher bills.
If you have a newer, front-loading washing machine, it should have a built-in sensor that detects the size of the load for you. It's also helpful to wait to operate the washing machine until you have a complete load.
Teeth Brushing Efforts
Don't forget to turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth. When brushing your teeth with the water on, you can waste anywhere between 3 and 5 gallons of water, each time. Given the fact that you brush your teeth twice a day, each day, your total water loss could be anywhere between 2,190 gallons and 3,650 gallons every year.
This amount of waste can have a significant effect on your water bill and conservation efforts. Make it a point to always turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth.
When you hear your toilet running all throughout the day, don't ignore it. This sound isn't just annoying, it's also causing you to waste water. You might be surprised to discover that a leaking toilet can waste as much as one gallon of water every minute, which amounts to as much as 1,440 gallons of water waste each day.
A running toilet is a simple fix for a professional plumber. If you're concerned about hiring a plumber, just remember that hiring a plumber will cost you far less than the amount of money you spend paying for wasted water throughout the year.
Finding ways to reduce the level of water you waste isn't just better for the environment, it will also help you reduce your monthly bills. Make sure you are making an effort to cut down on water waste. To learn more, contact a plumbing company like Stephens Plumbing And Heating Inc.
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