Most of us know the obvious ways to save water. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, avoid baths when you can shower, and don’t stay in the shower forever. Modern technology helps us take this another step. Learn about devices you can install to conserve water and save money in your Citrus Heights, CA home.
Low Flow Fixtures
Updating your faucets or showerheads to low flow varieties decreases your water usage drastically. You don’t even need to replace the fixtures! Installing aerators on faucets reduces water usage by about four percent on sinks. Low flow shower heads can cut your gallon per minute use from the average 2.2 to 2.5 rate down to 1.5 or less!
Dual Flush Triggers
If you’re upgrading your toilet, look for low flow options. A trend popular in Europe for many years uses dual triggers for flushing: use one for a smaller flush and the other for a larger flush. You can get the same feature in your older toilet by installing something like the Tap N Flush. It hangs on your chain and forces you to hold the flusher longer for more flow.
Fix the Drips
Leaky faucets left unfixed could be wasting as much as 2,500 gallons of water a year. Most people realize when a sink is dripping, but many don’t realize their shower heads leak as well. Installing a water cut off on your shower hose can cut down on drips and gives you a quick cutoff when you’re soaping up so you aren’t wasting water. Make sure if you install new shower heads you do so correctly to decrease the risk of leaks.
Many people love to turn on the shower and wait to get in until it’s hot. All that water is just flowing down the drain, wasted. Instead, put a bucket in the shower to collect the water. When you’re ready to get in, pour a little out if you have to and set it aside for use in your garden later.
To learn more about these devices and how to save some change on water, contact Flowrite Plumbing in Citrus Heights, CA.