3 Ways To Conserve Water At Home

September 2nd, 2016 | Around The Home, Plumbing

Are You Water-Conscious?

Water is something we’ve all taken for granted. Whether it’s leaving the sink on while brushing our teeth or letting the water drain until it becomes warm enough for our liking, we’re constantly making water an afterthought. It’s time we all do our part to take care of the environment and conserve water! There are innumerable ways to conserve water at home, and we’d like to share some of them with you. It’s all about being creative with how

you conserve. We at Tom Moffett Plumbing have made a commitment to being as environmentally friendly as possible. This means we use the most efficient products and practices while on the job and in our own homes.

Repair Leaks

If you’ve heard the drip-drop of a leaking faucet or have a constantly running toilet, don’t forgo fixing it! A leaky faucet that emits 3 drops per minute will waste 104 gallons per year. You can find out just how much water you could be wasting with this drip calculator. A leaky faucet might not seem like a big deal initially, but those drips certainly start to add up.

The average leaking toilet will waste around 200 gallons per day. Yep, per day! Over a 30-day period, that’s more than 6,000 gallons per month, adding up to over $70.

While toilets and faucets are two of the more common locations for leaks, they certainly aren’t the only ones. Be sure to check these other places for possible leaks:

  • Showers & Tubs
  • Hot Water Tank
  • Meter Line
  • Hose Bibs
  • Garden Hoses
  • Slabs

Install Efficient Fixtures

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends purchasing plumbing products that bear the “Water Sense” label. You can find products with the Water Sense label on practically any type of plumbing product, from sink faucets and fixtures to shower heads to toilets to dishwashers and washing machines. If it requires water, rest assured Water Sense can help you choose the best one.

Don’t feel like you have to make a dramatic change in just over a weekend. If you’re on a tight budget, start out small by installing new fixtures, and then gradually move down your list to ensure your home is water efficient.

Schedule A FREE Home Audit

Have you ever wondered about the efficiency of your home? Are there any undetected leaks? What products could I use that would be better for the environment? Where could I conserve water? When you schedule your free home water audit, rest assured all of your questions will be answered.

We’ll complete a thorough inspection of your plumbing system, carefully examining the following:

  • Pipes
  • Fixtures
  • Shower Heads
  • Toilets
  • Water Heaters
  • And more

The purpose of this audit is twofold. First, we want to find out just how many gallons of water your home is wasting each year. Second, we want to test the quality of your water to ensure your water is both safe and not hard. Hard water can do some hefty damage to your pipes and fixtures as well as to your hair and skin.

You don’t have to make big changes to make a big difference. As you can see, simply repairing a leak or installing water-conserving fixtures and appliances go a long way! For more tips on how to conserve water and for fun water facts, check out Water Is Awesome.

Moffett Plumbing & Air is a full-service, family owned & operated plumbing & HVAC company based out of Orange, CA. Follow our blog for valuable homeowner tips, and updates from your favorite team of plumbing professionals.