The EPA has reported the average American family of four can use up to 400 gallons of water a day. And in our desert climate, it is important to be thoughtful about how much water we use to minimize waste—especially during a drought. While we can’t control how large businesses use their water, luckily, we can control how we utilize this precious resource. There are quite a few things you can do to conserve water without much additional effort. Our skilled plumbers and water experts at Lange Plumbing & Fire Protection are sharing some insights on how you can easily conserve water at home.
7 Ways You Can Be More Water-Wise
Making your home more water conscious doesn’t mean you have to drastically change your routine or upend your space. Here, we’re sharing 7 ways you can make your property more water-wise, starting today!
7 easy ways to conserve water at home:
- Break old habits: Do you let your faucet run while brushing your teeth, just because, that’s what you’ve always done? Or do you have a habit of overwatering your lawn? It’s time to break those bad habits—and it’s easier than you think! All it takes is popping a post-it note on your bathroom mirror to remind you to turn off your faucet, or setting a timer on your phone to limit your lawn watering.
- Manually water your property: According to the EPA, households that water their outdoor space with a hose uses around 33% less water than those utilizing an automatic irrigation system.
- Repurpose your water: This takes a little more forethought, but not much. If you are about to wash some fruits or vegetables? Place a bowl under your produce, and use the water saved to water indoor plants, your lawn, or a garden.
- Check toilets, faucets, and pipes for leaks: While your home’s plumbing is typically hidden behind walls, there are signs you can look for to detect leaks that can waste gallons of water a day! Some signs include higher than normal water bills, low or inconsistent water pressure, and “off-colored” water. If you notice any of these signs, contact a local plumber for repairs as soon as possible.
- Think about water-efficient appliances: When it is time to look into new appliances and fixtures like washer/dryers, dishwashers, or toilets, think about choosing water-efficient or low-flow options. If this level of expense seems out of reach right now, start small. Think about installing a new, water-saving showerhead. This easy to install solution can save you up to gallons a minute
- Use your dishwasher or washing machine only when full: Partially full dishwashers or washing machines can waste more water than you might think, so think about only using these appliances when they are full. Additionally, think about avoiding the permanent press cycle when washing your clothes, as it uses an extra 5 gallons.
- Insulate your pipes: When done by a professional, pipe insulation is a great solution to keep your water hot, without wasting time (and water) in the process. You can also schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber to determine what other piping solutions can help you conserve your water.
Looking for More Efficient Plumbing Solutions? Call Our Team!
Our licensed, insured, and bonded team at Lange Plumbing & Fire Protection are Las Vegas locals committed to ensuring our residents enjoy the best, most water-efficient solutions. We will work within your home’s needs and your budget to find the right plumbing service for your space. We offer leak monitoring services, emergency plumbing repairs, repiping solutions, and plumbing installation and replacements to guarantee that no matter your plumbing need, we can meet it head-on, going above and beyond your highest expectations.
Are you looking for more ways your plumbing can help you conserve water? Our team at Lange Plumbing & Fire Protection can help find the perfect solution for your space! Call us today at (702) 500-0936.