Must Have Water Saving Habits

icon-residentialWhile saving water is especially important during the summer months, it really is a year round concern.

The school bell has rung, signaling the end of the summer, however, it is still essential that we all stay committed to our water-saving habits.

In addition to being an important conservation measure for protecting the environment, saving water is also an important thing to do for you household budget.

The utility bills for your home are a big piece of the monthly budget, and, when you’re not paying close attention, they can fluctuate quite a bit.

Make sure that you and your family are keeping your monthly budget on track by following these simple water-saving tips:

● If you can use water for something … do. For instance, don’t pour the water that you used to boil baby bottles down the drain. Let it cool, and water the plants with it. Always be thinking about other uses for the water you have in front of you before you pour it down the drain.
● Keep a close eye on all of your indoor plumbing, especially the pipes and fittings that are under the sink and hidden in a cupboard. It is very easy for leaks to occur in these places and go on for awhile before you even know about them.
● Do not flush the toilet unless there is human waste in it. In other words, don’t use your toilet as a trash can. If you smash a spider, throw the tissue away in the garbage can rather than flushing it down the toilet.
● Install low-flow fixtures in your bathrooms. Make sure to include low-flow shower heads as this is a huge waste of water in most homes. If low-flow fixtures are too expensive, use an egg timer in the bathroom to make sure everyone takes reasonably timed showers.
● Only run the dishwasher when the load is full. Your dishwasher will use the same amount of water no matter how many dishes are in it. Make sure to get the most out of each load by only running the machine when the load is full.
● Don’t let water run down the drain while you are waiting for the right temperature. Put a bowl or a pitcher down to catch the water and use it for watering plants or animals.

Talk with your family members about these water-saving tips and make sure everyone is committed. These are very simple ways to save a significant amount of water each month in your home.

When each member of your household is committed to the goal of saving water, the impact can be significant. Not only will you feel good knowing that you have done your part to help the environment, but you will see the savings on your bill.

Call Swat Plumbing of Fort Worth today and let us assist in bringing down that water bill.

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