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Tips for Saving Water This Summer

Making efforts to conserve water during the summer is not only a way to save money off your bills. It’s also beneficial for the environment. Many parts of the country are currently suffering from harsh droughts, and it’s in the interests of everyone to help prevent water shortages. In this post, we’ve collected some tips for cutting back on how much water your property uses during the summer.

Take your dusty car to the carwash

You actually won’t be saving money if you wash your car yourself in the driveway rather than taking it to a commercial carwash. The average car wash uses 40 gallons of water to clean a car, while cleaning that same car at home can consume more than 100 gallons of water. A trip to the carwash saves you time, money, and water.

Use the dishwasher

Here’s another case where a labor-saving device is also a water-saving device. If you have an ENERGY STAR-certified dishwasher, it only uses 3 gallons per load. Washing all those dishes, cookware, and utensils in the sink can use 27 gallons of water. (Make sure, however, that you only run the dishwasher when it has a full load.)

Reduce shower time

This is one of the oldest pieces of water conservation advice, but it can’t be overstated. You can save up to 1,800 gallons of water per person in your home by just cutting down on shower time by two minutes.

Have a plumber fix any leaks

A simple dripping faucet can waste the equivalent of 40 showers worth of water per year. This doesn’t even count all the leaks that you can’t see in pipes hidden in the walls and floorboards. Call a professional plumber to do leak detection to find where your house is wasting water on a daily basis.

Red Rock Mechanical LLC has provided quality plumbing to Northwest Vermont and the Plattsburg, NY area for over 23 years.

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