How Much Water Are You Wasting at Home?
Believe it or not, many homeowners are wasting much more water than they realize. According to the EPA, the average family can waste approximately 180 gallons (per week), or about 9,400 gallons of water annually, from household leaks — which is a lot, if you think about it. However, there are a few ways to be more mindful of how much water you use in a day and how to prevent your home from wasting water altogether.
Ways to Save H2O at Home
Have Plumbing Leaks Repaired
Do you hear a faint dripping in the background? Is it coming from your kitchen sink? If so, you have a leaky faucet on your hands — which can contribute to the 180 gallons of water wasted per week. To help stop water waste in its tracks, consider having that leaky faucet repaired right away by your local licensed plumber.
Time Your Showers
On average, how long would you say your showers last? Well, if they’re anywhere over 5 minutes, you may have a problem on your hands. To cut back on the amount of water you’re using while standing around in the shower, consider using a kitchen timer (or an alarm on your mobile phone) to time yourself while in this cleaning vessel.
Expert Plumbing Services in Milford, CT
If your monthly water bill continues to rise for no reason, there’s a chance you may have a hidden plumbing leak on your hands. To have it resolved, give the pros at Tri-City Heating and Cooling a call at (203) 303-5700 to have it repaired right away!