With summer approaching, it’s time to make a splash and enjoy some water activities. Here are 7 water-saving tips to conserve this summer! Protect the environment and reduce your bills with these easy tricks.
1. Don’t make waves with watering times.
Water your yard in the morning or evening to maximize plant absorption and minimize evaporation. You can easily upgrade your plant care with our home warranty that covers your sprinkler system. Automating your watering routine will keep your plants healthy and your schedule on track. Don’t let a busy day dry up your green thumb! You can build your homescription plan here!
2. Keep a lid on toilet leaks.
A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water! That’s like flushing your toilet over 50 times for no reason. Check for leaks by putting a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak.
3. Save water by washing smarter, not harder.
Only run full loads of laundry in your washing machine and dishwasher to avoid unnecessary water usage.
4. Cover your pool to keep splashing longer.
Covering your pool means less evaporation, cleaner water, and fewer chemicals needed.
5. Keep it short and sweet with showers.
Shortening your shower by just two minutes can save up to 1,750 gallons of water per person every year! To make a bigger splash, collect the water that is typically wasted while waiting for your shower to warm up. Simply place a bucket under the shower head and use the collected water to nourish your plants.
6. Save time and money. Go to the car wash!
While washing your car at home can be a refreshing summer activity, it can also wash away your time and money. In fact, a typical home wash can use up to 100 gallons of water, while commercial car washes use 40 gallons or less. So, if you want to stay afloat with your water usage, take your car to the pros!
7. Ditch the scrubbing and dish it to the dishwasher!
As much as we enjoy the therapeutic effects of washing dishes by hand, it can actually lead to a tidal wave of wasted water. Washing dishes by hand uses up to three times more water than using a dishwasher! So, to stay on top of your water conservation game, let your dishwasher do the work for you.