Nazzaro & Sons Plumbing & Heating Blog
How to save water during the warmer months
Posted Thursday, April 13, 2017.
As we head into the warmer months this year, it's always important to keep in mind the drought that Massachusetts encountered last summer. Although there is no mandatory water conservation effort in place, it's not a bad idea to be more conscious of how much water you and your family are using on a daily basis. Not only will conserving water help the environment, but also reduce your utility bills in the long run. At Nazzaro & Sons Plumbing & Heating, our plumbing company has a few tips and tricks to saving water this season.
- Turn off the sink tap while brushing your teeth. Most people will brush their teeth for an average of 2 minutes a day -- but they'll also leave the water running for that amount of time. Think about how much water you could save by just turning the water off while brushing your teeth!
- Turn off the faucet while washing your hands. Try getting used to just running your hands quickly under water to get them wet, then turn off the sink and apply soap and scrub. Once you're done washing your hands, turn the sink back on to rinse.
- Use a shower bucket while warming up the shower. We all hate waiting for the water to warm up before stepping into the shower, so why not make use of your time by letting that colder water fill a bucket or two? You can then use this water for your garden, cooking, or flushing the toilet.
- Fix those leaky pipes and faucets. As a plumbing company in the Chelmsford and surrounding areas, we can't help but ask sometimes how long a homeowner has let a their sink or shower leak and drip. Make this season the season you finally get that constantly-running toilet or leaky kitchen faucet fixed. Most of the time the issue calls for a quick fix, and our plumbing professionals can even help you diagnose and fix issues if they arise in the future.
Save money and water this season by contacting our plumber in Chelmsford today for quick, efficient, and affordable services.