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Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Home Maintenance |

Plumbers Tips for Saving Water

Many people who are environmentally conscious will often invest in things like solar panels. Recycling plastic and glass objects is also a common thing that they do. While many people are getting better at these things, the amount of water used in a home does not change much for some people. If you are looking to lower the amount of water that is wasted in your home, you will surprised how easy it is. Here are some plumbers’ tips on how to cut back on water waste.

  • Think Before You Shower

Letting the water run before you get in the shower can waste millions of gallons of water over a lifetime. About 20% of the average person’s water use is to take a showers. The better option is to get in the shower and then turn on the water. You may have to wait a few seconds for the water to get warm, before you can start showering, so you waste less water.

  • Invest In A Low Flow Shower Head

On average, a normal shower head will use around two gallons of water each minute. Most of these two gallons goes to waste. This is why most plumbers have recommend installing low flow shower heads from the time that they were first released to the market. Local plumbers can tell you what the best option is for your area, and install the shower head within a few hours. A low flow shower head can cut your water usage down to less than a gallon per minute. This would equal out to about 2900 gallons per year. These shower heads do not only save water, they can also lower water bills, and many areas will give homeowners tax cuts for having low flow shower heads installed.

  • Recycle Ready Plumbing

Recycle ready plumbing is a type of plumbing that allows your home to automatically reuse of the water that goes down the drain. The only water that it does not reuse is waste water. Once a plumbing fixture like a sink is done with the water, the water is chemically treated in a storage tank. Once all the oils and other particles are filtered out, then the water returns to the system. This water is not used for drinking water, but is used for flushing commodes, and suppling outdoor hoses. If you are looking to have recycle ready plumbing installed, you should speak with Plumbing Sydney since this system needs to be installed by a plumber licensed by the supply company.

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