Three Places To Save Water


Rising utility costs are often the result not of higher energy prices, but the waste caused by homeowners who do not pay attention to how much water or electricity they are using.  The bathroom is an area of the home where a lot of water is wasted, either because of neglect or because the fixtures are contributing to the problem.  These tips should help you save money and water in your bathroom.


Running Toilet


The toilet uses a lot of water, and if there is a problem with any part of the system the water will continue to run non-stop.  The biggest issue is a toilet with a slow leak from the tank into the bowl, as there is little sound of running water and no water on the floor to show that there is a problem.  If you suspect that you have a slow leak in your toilet tank put some food coloring in the tank and let it sit for an hour.  If there is a leak, the coloring will show up in the bowl, and you will know that you need to call one of the plumbers in Alexandria VA.


Shower Time


Americans love their showers, but they tend to ignore just how much water they use when they shower.  You can reduce your water usage by quite a bit simply by switching over to a flow inhibitor shower head, which reduces the water pressure of the shower head, while still giving your body plenty of water coverage.  There is also evidence to suggest that showers more than five minutes do not get the body any cleaner than a five minute shower, so if you want to save some money and some water, cut down on your shower time.


Brushing Your Teeth


toothbrushAll of your life you have probably been told to shut off the water when you brush your teeth, but the majority of adults still fail to follow this very basic water saving rule.  Though you might only waste a couple of gallons while you brush your own teeth, when you consider the other members of your household and multiply all of those gallons by the number of days in a month or a year, the amount of water wasted becomes staggering.  The solution is very easy: keep the water turned off if you are not using it for brushing.


Saving water will continue to be more and more important, and the continued increases to utility costs will make the savings more necessary.  By doing these things you will be able to reduce your consumption and save some money.