Are you a homeowner trying to conserve water but are uncertain what lifestyle changes you should make? The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing is here to share some lifestyle changes and simple habits you can change in your efforts to use less water. We all know that investing in energy efficient appliances as well as upgrading plumbing components and fixtures with water efficient styles can help to minimize water usage in your home. However, putting healthy water saving habits in place while adjusting certain lifestyle behaviors, can contribute to reduced water costs as well.
Changes in Lifestyle Behaviors and Everyday Habits Can Help Save Water and Money
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, we are committed to helping each and every one of our clients take steps necessary to ensure the overall safety and efficiency of their plumbing systems and water usage. With that said, we want to share some changes homeowners can make in order to not only save money on utility costs but conserve water usage.
- Use your garbage disposal less – Older versions or models of garbage disposals use a whole lot of water, nearly ten gallons, each time they are used. Change this habit and use your garbage disposal less and perhaps even start to compost your scraps of food since composting requires no water at all.
- Invest in an energy efficient dishwasher or be sure to plug the sink drain – An energy and water efficient dishwasher provides a quick, easy and efficient way to clean all your dinner dishes. However, if you do not own a dishwasher and manually wash your dishes each night then it is best to plug the drain in the sink rather than just letting the water run continuously and flow down the kitchen drain. Whether washing dinner dishes or large pots and pans, plugging the drain and slightly filling the sink with water and dish detergent allows you to scrub the items and rinse them with warm water. The water used will fill the sink slowly and provide you with the water needed to continue washing the rest of your dishes, pots and pans. This will certainly conserve water and save you money.
- Invest in an affordable gutter system – Every homeowner is tasked with cleaning their gutters every year. Typically, homeowners use a good deal of water from the hose to clean out their gutter system. If you invest in an affordable gutter filtering system there will be no need to use excessive water to clean out your gutters or to ever have to clean them again. A gutter filter system alleviates the need for using water and helps to save on your monthly costs.
- Sweep the patio, stairs and driveway – It is certainly quite easy to grab the outdoor hose and rinse off the driveway, patio or outdoor stairs. However, it can take a good deal of water to do just that. Instead, get in the habit of sweeping your outdoor hardscapes to conserve water and save on your monthly water bills.
The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing understands the ongoing challenges homeowners have every day. From heating and cooling system repairs to plumbing system upgrades, the challenges can be many. Our team of experts is on hand to assist with all your plumbing needs and stands ready to serve you season after season.
Changing these simple lifestyle habits, we have discussed above, can help you to reduce water usage in your home and will certainly not pose any real disruption in your everyday life. To learn more about how to conserve water, upgrade your plumbing fixtures to water efficient components, or to schedule a plumbing service call, don’t delay in reaching out to the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing. We look forward to our every opportunity to serve you and to help you maintain an efficient plumbing system year round.