10 Tips for Reducing Water Usage During Summer Part 1

Friday, 13 July 2018 21:36
10 Tips for Reducing Water Usage During Summer Part 1

From late winter through the end of the summer, Americans use a lot of water. We also use a lot of energy during the hottest months of the year. Environmentally and budget conscious homeowners can take steps to reduce their water consumption, save money, and help our community have plenty of water during the dry summer months.

In this article, we will discuss the first five of tips for reducing water usage during the hot summer months in Statesville, NC.

1) Take Your Vehicle to the Car Wash

In the Statesville area, from April to June, regardless of the color our cars, they always seem to have a slight yellow hue. When you wash your car at home, you will use as much as 100 gallons of water. Homeowners can reduce their home water usage significantly by utilizing commercial car washes this summer. Besides the benefit of keeping the water usage off your energy bills, and helping a small business, commercial car washes use as much as 60% less water per wash.

2) Have a Professional Plumber Repair Your Toilet Leak

A leaking toilet may not seem like a major concern, but when it continues to run, it can waste as much as 7,000 gallons of water in a single month. One dripping faucet can waste upwards of 250 gallons of water per month. Other leaks that will dramatically increase your water bill, include:

  • Leaking shower heads
  • Leaking pipes under your home
  • Leaking dishwashers, washing machines
  • Leaking water heater connections
  • Leaking hoses or sprinklers

Running toilets and leaking pipes and appliances should be addresses as soon as possible. In additional to increased water consumption and bills, when leaking plumbing is not repaired by a professional plumber as soon as possible, a minor issue can soon become a costly and expensive, catastrophic plumbing failure.

5) Take the Kids to the Swimming Hole

When the heat is sweltering, rather than filling the kiddie pool or playing in the sprinklers, give your plumbing systems a break by visiting a public pool. For plumbing installation and repair needs, contact Action Service Company, professional plumbers serving Statesville and Iredell County in North Carolina.