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Eco-Friendly Water Use Tips 

Water is often taken for granted, but it is a fundamental resource essential for life. However, despite 70% of the earth being water, access to clean water is a significant challenge for millions worldwide. With only a tiny fraction of water safe for consumption, Rooter Man Plumbing of Sacramento recommends eco-friendly practices to conserve this precious resource. 

Take Shorter Showers

A luxurious long shower is tempting after a long day at work, but it contributes to unnecessary water consumption. When you reduce showering time by a few minutes, you stand to save thousands of gallons annually. The best way to avoid water wastage in the shower is to use a timer to keep track of your shower duration. In addition, hire a plumber to install a low-flow showerhead that reduces water usage without compromising water pressure.


Thaw Frozen Food Early

Defrosting food under running water may seem convenient, but water use could be more efficient. Instead, plan and thaw frozen food in the refrigerator overnight or use the microwave’s defrost setting. This method conserves water and helps preserve the food’s quality and taste. While thawing may not seem costly, frequent thawing over tap water can cost hundreds, if not thousands, on utility costs.

Choose Efficient Electrical Appliances

Many household appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, consume substantial water during operation. If you want to upgrade or purchase new appliances for your household, consult a professional plumber to ensure you choose energy-efficient models. Modern systems use advanced technologies to minimize water usage while maintaining optimal performance. Look for appliances with the Energy Star label, showing eco-friendly features and reduced water consumption. This also goes a long way to reduce the rate of damage and frequent plumbing repair service calls. 

Use the Toilet Responsibly

Toilets are one of the most significant sources of water usage in homes. Older models can consume up to 6 gallons of water per flush, whereas modern low-flow toilets use as little as 1.6 gallons or even less. Consult a plumbing service to upgrade your fixture to conserve water with every flush. It is advisable to avoid using the toilet as a wastebasket or flushing unnecessarily to reduce water wastage further. If you take precautions to minimize water consumption and your utility costs are higher than usual, contact an expert plumbing repair service to address the problem.

Tent Your Plants or Garden at Night

Watering plants or gardens during the day, especially in hot climates, can cause excessive water evaporation. We recommend watering during the cooler hours of the evening or early morning to minimize water loss and ensure efficient absorption by plants. You can also apply mulch or temporary tents to cover plants overnight, reducing evaporation and maintaining soil moisture levels.

Incorporating eco-friendly water use tips into our daily routines can have a significant collective impact on conserving water resources and promoting sustainability. By following these helpful tips, you can contribute to preserving this vital resource for future generations. Contact us at Rooter Man Plumbing of Sacramento to schedule a consultation with our plumbing service providers. Embrace these small changes to make a big difference in protecting this valuable resource.

17 / Feb / 2024