How To Save Water In Your Home
Conserving water is a great way for homeowners to help the world save energy and sustain this limited resource on our planet. However, if you’re like most homeowners, you may not know what you can do to save water. After all, living in the hot city of San Antonio requires a lot of water every day.
At Roadrunner Plumbing, we’re committed to repairing and installing plumbing that will help homeowners conserve water— but we need your help to make a difference! If you don’t know where to start when it comes to water conservation, here are some tips for saving water at home.
Schedule Plumbing Maintenance And Repairs
One of the easiest ways to waste water inside your home is to leave plumbing issues unaddressed. For example, if you have a leaky faucet, you can waste over 3,000 gallons of water each year! Other problems, such as leaky pipes or constantly-running toilets, can drastically increase your water bill and waste gallons of water each day.
Scheduling annual plumbing maintenance is a great way to prevent a water leak inside your home. A plumber will check your pipes and perform a leak detection test if they think something is wrong. It’s also a good idea to schedule any repairs for existing problems as soon as you can.
Place A Bucket In The Shower
Consider placing a bucket or can inside your shower if you have any plants inside or outside of your home. Not only can you use this water to hydrate your plants, but you also save water that would have otherwise been wasted. Make sure that the container is far enough away from you in the shower to avoid any contamination from soap or other products that might harm the plants.
Install A Low-Flow Toilet
If your toilet is from 1990 or earlier, it roughly uses around three and a half gallons of water each time you flush it. Modern low-flow toilets only use less than two gallons of water per flush, so upgrading to a low-flow toilet can help you save a lot of water!
With the power of gravity or a buildup of high pressure, low-flow toilets conserve the water that older toilets need to function. You can save over $100 per year on your water bill and help preserve clean water sources just by switching the type of toilet. Another bonus of these toilets is that they usually last up to 30 years, making them worth the investment.
Avoid Unnecessary Loads Of Laundry
Did you know you can re-wear jeans four or five times without washing them, and bulkier items like sweaters can be worn up to six times before a wash? We know it can be hard to wait for your favorite shirt to get clean again, but doing laundry less frequently is an easy way to save water. You can conserve water by only doing a load of laundry when you have enough to fill the machine.
Save Water With Our San Antonio Leak Detection Specialists
Saving water can be difficult if you don’t know where the leaks are located inside your home. Especially here in San Antonio, where we’re frequently under water restrictions — saving water is more important than ever. If you suspect a water leak, contact Roadrunner Plumbing! We have all the water leak detection equipment and expertise you need to help you conserve water and save money on your water bills. Reach out to us to schedule your next leak detection appointment!