Most homeowners are on the constant lookout for ways to be energy efficient and save money and saving water is one of many ways to do both. Purchasing water-efficient appliances and replacing plumbing fixtures with newer, more state of the art models is a surefire way of doing just that. However, once you have replaced all your appliances and upgraded your plumbing fixtures there are still a few very simple household habits you can practice in your efforts to save money and conserve water.
- For starters, many households have and use garbage disposals nearly every day. However, most people are completely unaware of the fact that when you use your garbage disposal, you are using nearly nine gallons of water each and every time you turn it on. If removing your garbage disposal is not an option for you then get in the habit of not running your garbage disposal as long when in use, and reducing the amount of times you use it which will surely help you to conserve water over time.
- The next simple tip is that of using energy efficient, water saving dishwashers. Though this is ideal for minimizing water usage as compared to the amount of water you use when washing your dishes in the sink by hand, more often than not you cannot put those very bulky, large pots and pans into your dishwasher. To further conserve water when washing pots and pans by hand, be sure to avoid running the water steadily. Instead, pop a sink plug into the drain and fill the sink with a couple inches of soapy water. After washing each pan in the soapy water, you can then rinse them with a bit of hot water that will be added to your small pool of soapy sink water. By doing this, you are actually reusing the same water that has accumulated in your sink to clean your pots and pans rather than continuously running the water. This simple technique will contribute to a good amount of conserved water.
- One final household tip comes into play when you are performing outdoor tasks such as seasonal cleaning of the gutters or even hosing down your backyard patio. In each case you can definitely conserve water by sweeping your patio with an outdoor broom rather than hosing it down or cleaning the gutters with gloved hands or even a small brush broom.
Saving money and conserving energy nowadays is at the top of nearly every homeowners task list. When you get in the habit of practicing these few simple household tips we have shared here with you, rest assured you will, over time, become more attentive to the amount of water you and your family use in your home throughout the days and nights. The tips we have provided in no way hinder your everyday living or cause any type of hardship, but merely help to improve your water usage day to day.
The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing also wants our valued clients to know that investing in water-efficient plumbing or effective insulation can help you conserve water regularly and provide you simple ways to save money, be more energy efficient and contribute to the green world we live in today. For more information about water-efficient plumbing or if you are in need of any type of plumbing repairs or services, you have surely come to the right place. The professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to all our valued clients and look forward to our every opportunity to serve you season after season, year after year!