Easy Ways to Cut Water Usage
Nearly everyone is interested in lowering their bills each month. Fuel and energy costs can be tough to lower, especially in the winter, but everyone should have no problem making lifestyle changes to cut down on their water usage.
If you follow these five tips, then you will lower your Miami home monthly water bill while also helping preserve the environment.
Turn Off Water While Brushing/Shaving
Everyone has the tendency to keep the water running while they are brushing their teeth or shaving, but you can greatly cut your water usage by turning off the water during these activities. Only turn the water on when you absolutely need it.
There is no reason to have water gushing in the sink when you do not need it just to make your brushing and shaving more convenient.
Everyone should strive to stay in the shower for only five minutes. This is plenty of time to get clean without wasting too much water. Cutting your average shower time down to five minutes from 10 minutes will save nearly 5,000 gallons of water each year.
Run Dishwasher/Washing Machine When Full
It might be tempting to run a small load of laundry or dishes, but this is only going to raise your water bill. Dishwashers and washing machine use the same amount of water for every load, so you are just wasting water if you do not fill them up to capacity. Running one full load instead of two half loads cuts your water usage in half.
Check For Leaks
Water pipes, sinks and toilets are bound to start leaking eventually. Finding and repairing these leaks in a timely manner is the only way to keep down your water usage. More water has to be used to compensate for the leak, so your water bill just goes up even more every time you use the water with leaky pipes or toilets.
Don't Water Lawn or Plants
Having beautiful grass and plants in your yard may make your Miami home more appealing, but it comes at a high cost. Grass and plants are meant to live off of rain water, so you are just wasting a valuable resource every time you water them.
If you live in an area without much rain, then it is best to decorate your yard with plants that can live without much water.
Everyone may take it for granted, but water is a precious resource that needs to be used as carefully as possible. Your wallet and the environment will thank you for taking these five steps to cut your water usage.
Put savings in your pocket this month by cutting the water usage in your Miami, FL home. Call Falcon Plumbing today at (305) 251-7333, and see how much you can save this month.