In their efforts to conserve water, many homeowners have invested in new appliances and more efficient plumbing fixtures. Though these are ideal options for saving on water, there are a number of other choices you can make in your everyday life to help minimize the amount of water you use. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to share some simple everyday habits you can change that will help you save on water.
Change Some of Those Habits
We all have our own set habits that we believe help to get us through our every day. However, some simple habits many of us have when adjusted or changed can actually help to improve our homes, our lives and even our wallets.
Dishwashers vs. Running Water
Many people today find it much easier to use a dishwasher in the kitchen. However, there are still those few items that are not dishwasher safe which means they have to be washed by hand. In such cases, it is a simple habit for most people to let the water continue to run while hand washing pieces not fit for the dishwasher. Changing that little habit and plugging the sink instead with a bit of dish detergent for washing, can certainly help to conserve water.
Sweep your Outdoor Living Space Instead of Hosing it Down
Instead of wasting tons of water by hosing down your driveway, walkway or patio, consider sweeping the surfaces instead. It may be less of a task to just water them down, but switching to a simple sweeping can be a surefire way to conserve water and is not only easy but every bit practical as well.
Forget the Garbage Disposal
Most people are unaware of the fact that when using a typical garbage disposal, you are using at minimum about 10 gallons of water per usage. Typical garbage disposals are designed with a continuous feed. There are, however, batch feed disposals that do not require running water. There is also the option to compost your scraps of food rather than sending them through the garbage disposal which seems to be a popular choice these days. Breaking this habit can certainly contribute to water conservation in your home.
Don’t Run That Shower Too Long
We all enjoy the relaxation a hot shower affords us. However, many people have a habit of running their shower for a span of time before hopping into it. To avoid wasting water, don’t run that shower for too long before jumping in. Rather, let it run for just a few seconds and then enjoy the comfort of a hot, relaxing shower knowing you have that much more hot water to enjoy.
Creatures of Habit for Sure
We are all creatures of habit, that’s for sure. But, as you can see from the data we have provided here, some habits can be changed in order to not only benefit the environment but your
pocketbook as well. If you are like so many other homeowners who want to be conscious of the amount of water they use, then try changing these simple, harmless habits. As you can see, they are not designed to cause major challenges or disruptions in your life, but rather simply to help you conserve water. Why not try changing these innocent habits and see how much water you can actually conserve? As we all know, every little bit helps. So, give it a try today.
Trust Our Dedicated Team
We hope you have found these simple tips for breaking old habits useful. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing is committed to providing only the highest quality plumbing parts and services to all our valued clients and that includes providing helpful informative data as well. For more information on how you can conserve water or on installing water-efficient plumbing in your home, look to our highly skilled and experienced team of plumbers. You can be sure we have got you covered. For all your plumbing needs, whether winter, spring, summer or fall, put your trust in the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing! We will never let you down!