Tips for Conserving Water

If you live in California, you know the importance of conserving water. Things like limiting your time in the shower and turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth are common sense, but there are some more hidden ways you may be wasting water. It’s never a bad idea to do a quick refresh of the ways your home can be wasting water that you might overlook.

Leaking Pipes

You want to check your pipes often for bulges, cracks, and leaks. Not only can they affect your water usage and home’s water pressure, but they can cause serious water damage to your home, given enough time. If you find a leak in your water pipes, be sure to get it fixed immediately. 

Old Appliances

Appliances like washing machines and dishwashers use a lot of water. You can make changes to limit this, such as only running a dishwasher with a full load of dishes and adjusting the settings on the washing machine to reflect the size of the laundry load. This will waste less water.

However, a more permanent and effective way to save water is to upgrade your appliances to newer, energy-efficient versions. The older your appliances, the less efficient they are with their water usage, and it could cost you a lot of money on your water bill.

Low-Flow Appliances

Toilet flushes and showers both use a lot of water. By switching your toilets over to low-flow versions and adding a low-flow shower head, you can cut your water usage without having to do anything differently.

Scheduling Routine Maintenance

There could be unseen problems with your plumbing costing you more on your water bills and causing you to waste water. Getting routine maintenance done on your plumbing can prevent problems like leaking pipes before they cause damage. Contact Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air today.

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