Summer is here and we didn’t get much rain over the last several months. This means that it is a good idea to reduce our water usage. Reducing how many gallons you use on a regular basis now can make things much easier later in the year when it gets even hotter.
If you haven’t already, let us give you some great tips to help you start saving some extra water now. With conscious practices and maybe even some upgrades to your plumbing in Corona, you can save gallons, which is good for your bills and the planet.
6 Ways to Save Extra Gallons of Water
Here are some effective ideas that will help you save water this summer.
1. Check for, and address, any leaks in the house.
Leaks in the pipes around your house are going to be a huge source of water waste. The sooner you find and seal up any leaks that you may have the better off you will be. This is especially true because the sooner you find a leaking pipe in your home the less chance it will have to cause any water damage or lead to mold growth.
2. Consider upgrading your faucets.
Use your faucets to wash your hands, wash your face, brush your teeth, wash dishes, and much more. It’s a lot of use and a lot of water. Why not consider upgrading to a more water-efficient faucet to help you save gallons? A new faucet can look good and be a great investment for your home.
3. Switch to a low-flow toilet.
You may also want to consider upgrading the toilets in the house. You may not think about them too much but toilets actually use a lot of water every single time they flush. Upgrading to a low flow toilet can save multiple gallons per flush which means more money in your pocket and less water used.
4. Keep showers on the short side.
We all enjoy a long hot shower. However, this should not be the norm for your daily bathing schedule. Try to keep showers to 10 minutes or below to save water this summer.
5. Don’t leave the faucet running when you brush your teeth.
Every once in a while we still encounter people who leave the faucet running while they brush their teeth. This may not seem like it can have a big impact on your water usage but it actually costs you gallons over the course of a few minutes. The next time you go to brush your teeth make sure to turn the faucet off completely until you’re ready to rinse and spit.
6. Install a water treatment system
When it is hot out you have to stay hydrated, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. There is a way to be more efficient about this though. Consider installing a water treatment system in your home that will allow you to ditch the plastic water bottles and invest in a reusable water bottle this summer. While it may not show up on your particular water bill it does save gallons And helps the environment more than you might think.
Need help making your plumbing more water-efficient? We are here to help.