Plumbing Fixture Tips for Saving Water
Save Water With The Right Plumbing Fixtures
In the home management universe, one of the major issues is water usage. We use vast amounts of water in our daily life making water one of the primary features of a comfortable home living. A single person uses an average of 80 to 100 gallons per day. Most of this consumption takes place during bathing, either in a bathtub or shower, and flushing toilets.
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However, excessive water use is not always the individual user’s fault; with the proper plumbing fixtures, you can save a considerable amount of water. We have some tips for you about plumbing fixtures that can help conserve water and save you money. Here’s some information from author Ed Del Grande from The Seattle Times The Environmental Blog with some useful tips.
5 water-saving plumbing fixtures
I believe the urgent issue right now is not building new cars that can save more gas, but updating our present homes to save more water.
Ask anyone who lives in places like Atlanta, parts of Texas, and many areas about what it feels like to reduce the amount of water used at home, and you’ll realize that water shortages are happening across the country. With that in mind, I put together my list of five water-saving plumbing fixtures that really work and can be installed easily in any home:
1. Install a “PRV”(pressure-reducing valve) on your main water line. A home will work fine with water pressure in the range of 35 psi. However, many homes are unknowingly using water pressure well over 70 psi…
The previous material tackled the conservation of water with some very specific tips that almost anyone can implement. The author does a good job of supporting his recommendations with solid data, too. Unfortunately, we are seeing that water consumption worldwide is increasing, while the quality of water has been decreasing. The installation and use of quality plumbing fixtures in your home can help with this issue.
Here’s more useful tips from The Environmental Blog to help you efficiently save water in your home.
PLUMBING TIPS FOR SAVING WATER AT HOME
From water metering, to mechanical solutions or even rainwater collection, there are several ways to help conserve water. Saving water at home is possible and it not only helps the environment but it helps lower the total value of the water utility bills. For those who are concerned with environmental protection, these plumbing tips for saving water can be used to reduce water use per person and improve home water efficiency.
A Water Meter
If your home didn’t come with a water meter, installing one can be a powerful tool for encouraging water conservation. Having a clear image of the level of consumption (and waste) determines many people to take additional steps toward saving water at home. A plumber licensed by your state licensing agency can help you install a proper water meter in your home.
From a technical point of view, the plumbing tips article is not complicated, and it tackles the common issues of plumbing systems. Hidden leaks and other unseen problems contribute to major water waste, so we always want to monitor water consumption and look for those small problems areas.
The following video, featuring Patty Kim from Green Plumbing, has some very good water conservation tips.
Is your sink, dishwasher, or washing machine performing poorly? When these fixtures are operating inefficiently they can become major source of water waste in your home? Obviously, you want to avoid paying a huge water bill, or even a water bill that is just slightly too expensive. The article below, Len The Plumber discusses how to save water with proper plumbing fixtures.
How to Save Water With Each Plumbing Fixture
Do you open up your water bill each month and take a deep sigh when you see the amount you have to pay? Stop paying more than you need to on your monthly bills and start learning how to save water! With each plumbing fixture in your home, there are a few ways you can cut back on your water usage.
- Out With the Old – Opt for an Energy Star dishwasher as they are roughly 15 percent more water efficient than the average model. Less water . . . .
As you can see, choosing the right plumbing fixtures can significantly improve water savings and water safety for your home. If you are experiencing an increase in your water bill due to excessive water usage, contact Henco Plumbing Services, LLC, at 360-773-8039 so we can schedule an appointment to inspect your home plumbing. We will check out your fixtures to make certain there are no leaking pipes or clogged drains or any of the other issues that can negatively impact your water system.
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