Cutting back on water usage benefits everyone, from the property owner
to complete strangers. Currently, many Southern California areas continue
to experience extreme drought conditions, and water savings are mandatory
in those regions. Even property owners in non-drought areas can benefit
from using less water, though. Doing so benefits the environment and your wallet.
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Try the Following Five Easy Ways to Cut Water Usage:
Efficient Practices In The Bathroom and Kitchen
We recommend that Pasadena-area homeowners change their habits toward
water consumption. For instance, faucets should be turned off during teeth
brushing or shaving. Dishes should be scrubbed down and washed with minimal
water. Shower times should be shortened, and this includes the common
warm-up period. With simple changes, hundreds of gallons can be saved.
Low-Flow Fixtures Throughout The House
To save thousands of gallons annually, we recommend low-flow fixtures.
Such fixtures restrict the amount of water leaving the faucet or shower
head every minute. Most people won't notice the decreased flow of
water in practice. However, the difference in a homeowner's water
bill might shock a given person, and these fixtures are cost-effective.
Automated Watering Schedules For Yards/Gardens
Many Pasadena homeowners take pleasure in maintaining their yards and
gardens. Unfortunately, quite a few people still rely upon the gardening
hose. We recommend an automated sprinkler or irrigation system instead
with a set, efficient schedule. Watering should occur in the morning or
at night to optimize and minimize usage all at once.
Only Do Full Dishwasher and Washing Machine Loads
Residents often fail to fill their dishwashers and washing machines to
capacity. Through partial loads, gallons upon gallons of water are wasted
for no reason. A fully loaded washing machine or dishwasher accomplishes
more work without wasting water. We know this sounds like a simple change,
but the water savings make a noticeable difference.
Annual (or Biannual) Plumbing Inspections
Our final recommendation is an annual inspection from a certified plumbing
service. An inspection catches leaking pipes and fixtures. Also, inspections
help determine where water is being wasted and how efficiency can be achieved.
Only an experienced plumbing service should inspect a home or make changes
to fixtures, pipes, or appliances.
The average home requires an annual plumbing inspection. In special cases,
a biannual inspection is recommended instead. Homeowners should reduce
their water usage whenever and wherever possible. Nobody's going to
complain about a shrinking water bill or helping the environment after
all. Therefore, don't hesitate to contact us today!
Put savings in your pocket this month by cutting the water usage in your
Pasadena home. Call North Brothers Plumbing & Rooter today at (626) 507-5155
for inspections for water leaks or any plumbing need.