Reducing the amount of water your home uses is not always a matter of shutting off the tap, although that is always a good place to start. An experienced plumber can help you detect leaks, make needed repairs, and suggest the fixtures and appliances you should change to bring added water savings.
1. Fix the Leaks
Plumbing leaks are said to account for up to 14 percent of water usage for the average household. Minor leaks that offer what appear as innocuous drips add up to many liters of water over the course of weeks and months. You should call a plumber Toronto to check your entire water intake system for leaks that are not so easy to detect. Fixing a few leaks will not only save you money but help with overall water conservation in your area.
2. Add Low Water Consuming Fixtures and Appliances
The push for water conserving and efficiently designed fixtures and appliances began back in the 1990’s. The first try at this left people feeling somewhat skeptical. Improvements have since made them higher demand items and mandated in some locations. In some cases, low flow toilets of today out-perform any of the previous water-wasteful models of years ago.
3. Use Hot Water Sparingly
The creation of hot water adds both to increased water and energy use. The amount of time you have to leave a faucet running to access hot water leads to water waste. Even on-demand water heating systems require a burst of energy to heat the water. Reduce the length of time for hot showers and place laundry settings on warm rather than hot.
4. Use a Dishwasher
Using a dishwasher to clean loads of dishes can save as much as 19,000 liters of water each year over hand-washing. As fond as an individual is of washing dishes by hand, it ultimately ends up wasting far more water than expected. Incorporating a slight pre-wash without a rinse can still save in the neighborhood of 12,000 liters of water over the year.
5. Add a Waste Disposal
Incorporating the use of garbage disposal in your sink provides a better way to utilize food trash than traditionally hauling it to the landfill. The water treatment facility can gather the biodegradable material and collect the methane gas produced as it breaks down. It will help power the water treatment facility, which leads to an ongoing supply of clean water to use.
6. Reduction Over Deprivation
True water conservation happens in your home when you choose to implement ways of reducing the amount of water used rather than depriving you and your family of water. Deprivation methods never last. Creating a more efficient delivery and use system will make water conservation a way of life.
Consult with an expert plumber and find out the best ways to bring more efficient water use to your home today.