Ways To Save On Your Home Water Usage

Though water may seem like an abundant resource to some people, clean water is not in endless supply for all. And with spring just around the corner, it’s no surprise that most people see a spike in their water usage during the warmer months of the year. Finding ways to save water both outdoors and indoors in the spring and summer can not only conserve a precious resource, but also help lower your water bill. That’s why the Wilmington plumbers at Joseph Frederick And Sons have compiled a list of a few ways that you can reduce your home water usage to help you save in the upcoming seasons.

8 Ways To Reduce Your Home’s Indoor Water Usage:

  • Wash full loads of laundry, only when needed. Your washing machine will be more efficient if you run full loads. You won’t run it as often, and you’ll make the most efficient use of water with each cycle.
  • Fix faucets that drip. Water lost to leaky faucets is a true waste, offering no benefit for water used. And that lost water can add up if you don’t fix the problem. Joseph Frederick And Sons is your one-stop-shop for all of your Wilmington plumbing needs, and we answer with highly trained, licensed professionals who get the job done right!
  • If you are already using a dehumidifier in your home, use the water collected for your plants. Your plants don’t need fresh tap water. In fact, additives like chlorine and fluoride aren’t good for them. A dehumidifier pulls water out of the air, making you feel cooler. You can then use the chemical-free water for your plants.
  • Take showers instead of baths. The amount of water you use in a shower is much less than in the average bath. You can save even more water if you take a short shower.
  • Replace your traditional showerhead with a low-flow model. A low-flow showerhead gives you the feeling of normal pressure while actually using less water.
  • Install a water softener. One of the big differences between hard and soft water is that soap doesn’t work as well with hard water. You’ll have to run longer wash and rinse cycles to get the same clean.
  • Keep pitchers of chilled water in the fridge. If you store cool water in the refrigerator, you’ll always have something refreshing to drink on hand. You won’t have to run the water waiting for it to get cold.
  • Defrost food in the refrigerator instead of under running water. Another way to save water in the summer — and year-round — is to defrost food in the refrigerator. It will safely, slowly thaw without the risk of growing harmful microbes. Defrosting under running water wastes many gallons, and it doesn’t evenly defrost your food.

Joseph Frederick And Sons Wilmington Plumbers

Saving water on a day-to-day basis in your home is much easier than you may think. By following these 8 tips, you can conserve an important natural resource while also doing your part to lower your water bill. And if you happen to be confronted with a sewer problem in the meantime, the solution is as simple as contacting the Wilmington plumbers at Joseph Frederick & Sons. Our valued customers choose us for septic services because we understand system anatomy, know where troubles start, and provide complete innovative and cost-effective solutions. Call us today!