Petri Plumbing Offers Tips for Water Conservation and Efficiency
BROOKLYN, N.Y. September 06, 2016 —New York’s first green plumbing company, Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc., is offering water conservation tips to help its neighbors protect and preserve one of our most important resources.
“We get the best results when we use the best available technology and use water in smarter and more innovative ways,” says Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating, which was established in 1906. “True water efficiency occurs when you use high-efficiency toilets and faucets, and are conscious of every drop of high quality drinking water you use. When we change our mindset, we sustain a high quality of life and preserve our natural resources.”
According to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, heating the water in your home uses about 15 percent of household energy, and a third of the water we use is hot. So, rethinking the way we use—and waste—our water could account for significant savings on more than just water bills.
Protecting our water supply is easier than you think. To help mark National Environmental Services Week, which is Sept. 11-17, Petri offers smart ways for water conservation in your home.
Water Conservation Tips
- Always turn taps off tightly so they do not drip.
- Promptly repair any leaks in and around your taps. One leak can waste several thousand gallons of water per year.
- Use aerators and/or water flow reducer attachments on your taps and shower heads to reduce water usage.
- Nearly all household tasks can be accomplished without running water continuously. Run water in short bursts when you are washing dishes or brushing your teeth.
- Run washing machines and dishwashers only to wash full loads, and use the shortest cycle possible.
- Reduce water using by 40-50 percent by installing low-flush toilets.
- Water lawns every three to five days, rather than for a short period each day, and water during the cool part of the day. Use shut-off timers or on-off timers.
- Consider installing a tankless water heater, which heats water as needed using a heat exchanger that is designed to save energy and money.
To find out more about water conservation tips and water efficiency, call Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at 718-748-1254 or go to www.petriplumbing.com.