Did you know that conventional showerheads pump out nearly 5 gallons of water per minute? We’ll bet you didn’t know that one single bath uses between 35 and 50 gallons of water and that you can go through around 6 gallons of water every time you brush your teeth. But if you take an active approach to cutting down on water usage during these daily activities you can really make a large impact on the planet.
Saying that you’re going to cut down on water usage is nice. but how can you actually do it? Here are a few small adjustments you can make in the bathroom:
- While you wait for the water to heat up in the shower, put a bucket in there to catch the water. Then use the water in the bucket to keep your plants hydrated or to clean your dishes.
- Consider having a low-flow showerhead installed. Compared to a conventional head, these products can use around half the amount of water.
- Cut down on the amount of time you spend in the shower. Pick one or two of your favorite songs and when they are over, it’s time to get out!
- Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth or shave your face.
- Look for leaky faucets or pipes around your home. You can lose 20 gallons of water per day from a single leaky faucet.
Need help installing new bath fixtures or taking care of a leak? The experts at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains have all the knowledge and know-how to get the job done right! Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.