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Thanks to climate change, water is no longer an unlimited natural resource. In fact, we are left with less than 1% usable freshwater on Earth.
Hence, we must leave no stone unturned and no drop wasted! Even simple efforts like turning the tap off while brushing or using a bucket instead of a shower can save a lot of water in the long run.
But did you know your choice of plumbing services also plays a massive role in reducing water waste? Believe it or not- broken pipes and leakage, if not treated immediately, can waste up to 20,000 litres yearly! So, it is important to keep an eye on your taps.
Let’s take a look at some sustainable plumbing methods to save water and your expenses.
It is no secret that showering results in a significant amount of water wastage. That’s why we recommend using a bucket instead. However, you can still reduce your rate of water consumption by opting for a water-efficient showerhead. Such showerheads often feature various spray functions and maintain the pressure to provide squeaky clean results while using less water.
Speaking of showers, installing a reliable and efficient shower system will be a valuable investment in your quest to save more water. Besides choosing designs that produce more droplets with less water, you must ensure a reduction in the total wastage caused by installation, heating and cooling. Ideally, look for shower systems with small and insulated hot-water pipes.
Previously, a typical toilet used up to 7 gallons of water in a single flush. That’s because older toilets were not designed to conserve water, so consider getting a new unit or give the old one a makeover.
Nowadays, efficient toilet units use just 1.28 gallons for each flush. You can opt for dual flush toilets that allow you to choose between two options- light flush and heavy flush. The former is suitable for getting rid of liquid waste by using as little as 0.8 gallons of water. The best part is that you can get your existing toilet converted into a dual flushing system
An effective plumbing system takes care of water consumption inside and outside your house. That includes the lawn sprinkler and irrigation controllers for those who are maintaining a farm. Regular inspection and plumbing maintenance are recommended to ensure minimum water wastage.
An old-fashioned, inefficient faucet can waste up to 2 gallons of water every minute. Since they are one of the common culprits of indoor water wastage, we highly recommend upgrading your faucets with an aerator or replacing the old model. This is one of the most inexpensive plumbing changes you can make to reduce your carbon footprints.
When using a heater, ensure that the distance between the heat source and the water outlet is minimal. The longer the distance, the longer will be the waiting time and more water will be wasted. You can ask your plumber to install a recirculating pump to facilitate the automatic pumping of hot water, even before the user turns on the outlet.
To handle any of your plumbing requirements, simply reach out to Gold Coast Plumbing. We are available at your service, so feel free to call us on our helpline number or email us. You can even drop in your details on our official website, and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.
Our team of trusted plumbers and repair specialists brings you the best solutions at the most affordable rates. So, call us today and do your bit to save water!