Ways to Save Water at Home

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Did you know that the average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water each year? That's a lot of money going down the drain! In this blog post, Seiter Services will discuss some easy ways homeowners can save water and money at home without making any drastic changes. By following these simple tips, you can help reduce your water usage and save on your monthly utility bills. So read on to learn more about how to conserve water in your home!

Turn off the Faucet When You Brush Your Teeth

Do you leave the water running when you brush your teeth? This wastes a lot of water! You’re better off wetting your toothbrush and turning the faucet off while you brush your teeth. The same goes for your skincare routine. While you’re washing your face, there’s no need to keep the water running. Turn the water off and then back on again when you need to rinse your face off.

Take Shorter Showers When Possible

If you’re the type of person who enjoys taking 20-minute showers every day, you might want to try and reduce the time every so often to save some water. We don’t recommend cutting out showers altogether, of course, but even a 5 or 10-minute shower will save more water than you think.

Run Appliances on Full Loads

Another great way to save water is by running your appliances only when they are fully loaded. There’s no need to run your dishwasher every other day, especially when it’s not full. The same goes for doing your laundry. If you like to do a small load of laundry every day, this will definitely rack up your water bill. Choose a specific day or two out of the week when you want to do laundry, and stick with that routine. You can also wash bulkier clothes that don’t need to be washed as long on a quick cycle to save water.

Fix the Leaks in Your Home

If there’s one thing you should never do in your home, it’s ignore leaks! Even the smallest leak, like a dripping faucet, can wreak havoc on your water bill. Sometimes leaks aren’t easy to locate, so keep an eye out for random wet spots in your home. If you hear the sound of running water when all of your faucets are turned off, you most likely have a leak somewhere. Contact Seiter Services for a leak detection appointment to avoid a high water bill and further damage to your home.

Keep a Pitcher of Water in the Fridge

Using a filtered water pitcher is also a great way to save water because you won’t be running the tap water every time you need to get a glass of water. Simply fill up the pitcher and reuse it throughout the day to make the most use of your water supply.

Use a Low-Flow Shower Head

Low-flow shower heads are very popular for homeowners nowadays because they are designed to use less water. You can find them at your local hardware or plumbing store, and they are relatively easy to install. Low-flow shower heads use about 2.5 gallons per minute instead of 5 or 10.

By following these water-saving tips, you can make a big difference in your home’s water conservation, and you will definitely see the difference in your water bill! If you’re interested in installing a water filtration system in your home or need a new shower head, Seiter Services is just one call away at (937) 507-3372. Feel free to contact us by filling our online contact form!