Water is one of the most precious resources on earth. Man can live without food for a few weeks but without water, he cannot survive for more than a few days. So it is our responsibility to conserve this life giving liquid and use it sustainably, so that future generations can also benefit from it. Here are a few tips to save water in the bathroom.
Use Low-Flow Bathroom Plumbing
Conventional shower heads can consume up to five gallons of water every minute, while low flow shower heads consume only 2.5 gallons. A low-flow shower head is more expensive than a conventional shower head but since it is for long term use, the savings are worth it. You can also replace conventional faucet heads with energy efficient, low flow faucet heads.
Cut Down Your Bath Time
Reduce the time that you take to shower. If you are not able to keep track of time, bring a radio or play a song on your mobile while you are having a bath. Note how many songs you cover and try to cut down your bath time to one song.
Take water in a mug when you are shaving
Before you start shaving, take some water in a mug and turn the tap off. You can rinse the shaving brush in the mug. Turn the tap off as you brush and turn it off only to rinse.
Avoid Using the Bath Tub
The typical bathtub consumes 35-50 gallons of water. A 10 minute shower on the other hand, uses 25 gallons of water.
Leak detection and repair on pipes, faucets and showerheads
Constantly dripping faucet heads and pipes are not only annoying they also waste a lot of water. A single leaky faucet can waste as much as 20 gallons of water every day. The right thing to do is to find out which faucets and pipes are leaking and then fix them. For more water saving tips in the bathroom, please contact WaterWork Plumbing at (248) 542-8022.