5 Ways to Save Water This Summer
There’s nothing more cooling in the middle of a Brooklyn summer than water. Whether it’s kids playing with water guns, mist from a garden hose, or a dip in the pool, water feels great this time of year.
That’s probably why people use two to four times as much water in summer as they do other times of the year, according to the EPA. That can hit you right in the wallet in the form of high utility bills. As your Brooklyn plumber, Petri Plumbing & Heating wants to make sure you stay cool and save green, so here are five ways to save water this summer.
1) Install Water-Saving Fixtures
You can make a big dent in your utility bill without sacrificing function by switching out old pluming fixtures for new, water-saving fixtures. Aerating showerheads and faucets are a simple DIY project that can save you bigtime. A low-flow toilet is another option, but we recommend calling a professional to install one.
2) Take Shorter Showers
We all love relaxing in a nice shower after a long, hot day. But did you know that limiting showers to between five and eight minutes can save you more than 600 gallons of water per month per person? That’s significant, so maybe save the luxurious soaks for special occasions.
3) Full Loads Only
Every time you run the dishwasher or washing machine, it’s going to cost you the same amount of money. So why not make that money go as far as it can by only washing full loads in each?
4) Fix Leaks and Drips
Now is the time to take care of those annoying, drippy faucets and also check for leaks around your home. Drips and leaks can end up costing you big bucks on your utility bill, and leaks can end up damaging your property, too.
5) Use a Rain Barrel
If you’re someone with a garden, even a container garden, why use city water on your plants when you could save and use rainwater instead? A rain barrel catches water from your roof and stores it until you need to use it.
If you’re interested in installing water-saving fixtures or if you think your plumbing might have a leak, we can help! Just call us at (718) 748-1254 or contact Petri Plumbing online today.