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Appliances in Your Home that Waste Water

Water is an important natural resource in your Winchester homes. According to a study conducted by U.S Geology an average person in the united states uses an estimated 100 gallons of water per day.

We all know that water is an essential resource for good health, productive societies and economies that are profitable. It would be bleak scenario if a house hold kept wasting water in your Winchester home, since this would become a harsh reality.

Here are some of the ways in which water is wasted at homes and how they should be prevented.

Winchester, VA Water-Conservation-ServicesLeaving the Water Running

This is one of the most common ways in which water is wasted. Water may be left running when brushing the teeth, shaving the beards or even when washing the dishes.

All what is needed is to change this habit by being conscious and creating an awareness to other people. The tap or faucet should be turned off immediately when a person starts either brushing the teeth or shaving or cleaning the dishes.

When rinsing the dishes, one is supposed to fill one sink with water while another sink is filled with soapy water for washing.

When brushing it is better to fill a glass with water for rinsing the mouth after brushing. When shaving the beard, fill the sink maybe up to a quarter full for rinsing the razor.

Long Showers

Showering for more than five minutes wastes a minimum of five gallon of water. Every extra minute taken when bathing contributes to water wastage. Investing in low shower head, bathing as fast as possible or using a bucket when bathing can help save on water usage at homes.

According to a study conducted by waterUselfWisely.com shows that a water efficient shower head can help save up to 750 gallons of water every month.

Leaky Taps and Toilets

This is one of the most common ways in which water is wasted in many houses. According to many, it may seem insignificant but the continuous dripping adds up resulting to a lot of water wastage.

This continuous dripping of water can lead to wastage of up to 8000 gallons of water in one year. The remedy to this is ensuring that all the plumbing in the toilet and the taps are well done so that there will be not even the least amount of leakage. Leaking toilet and faucet parts can also be replaced with new ones.

Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Powells Plumbing at 540-665-8196 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Winchester, VA home.