Water is in short supply in the desert, so conservation is increasingly important in the Lake Havasu area. Try these simple fixes to save water with better plumbing accessories at home.
Install a High-Efficiency Showerhead
If you’ve used the same old shower head for years, chances are it’s draining the water supply. Invest in one of the many new low-flow showerheads, most of which are inexpensive and easy to install yourself. Low-flow showerheads use two and a half gallons of water or less per minute, and you can decrease your water usage even more by shortening your shower time or turning off the water when you’re not actively using it.
Fix a Running Toilet or a Leaky Faucet
A faucet with a slow drip or a toilet that occasionally runs might not seem like a big deal, but the amount of wasted water adds up quickly. In fact, a moderate faucet leak can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. Fixing a faucet or toilet can range from easy to difficult, depending on your level of experience and the age of the fixture. Be sure to call in the experienced plumbers at Plumbing By Jake if the job is over your head.
Monitor the Water Meter
If you’re concerned about a leak, but can’t locate it, use your water meter to determine whether a leak actually exists. Check the meter right before an extended period when no one will run the water. A few hours later, check the meter again for any change. If so, it’s likely there’s a leak in your plumbing system.
Recycle and Reuse Clean Water
Most people use and dispose of water once, without giving it a second thought. In many cases, reusing water for another purpose can help you save hundreds of gallons in the long run. For instance, when washing produce, don’t let the water run down the drain. Instead, collect it in a bucket and use it to water plants or for flushing.
Ready to learn more about saving water at home? Call the plumbing experts at Plumbing By Jake today: 928-377-5910.
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