When we think about how many people don’t have adequate freshwater to meet their needs each day, we feel extremely grateful to live in privileged circumstances compared to the rest of the world population. It also encourages us to learn how to control water usage for that reason among others, including the fact that using less water saves money, too. Monitoring water usage can also help prevent water damage.
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If you would like to learn how to use less water in your household, here are a few tips that go beyond just taking shorter showers and turning off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth.
1. Test Your Toilet
A tiny leak in the seal of your toilet can waste up to gallons of water every single day. Your local hardware store sells (or sometimes gives away) dye tablets to put in the tank each year. if the water in the bowl starts to change color, you probably need to replace the rubber flapper or fill mechanism, which will save some of that water.
2. Take Steps to Prevent Floods
There’s nothing worse than an emergency that you can’t control and is so wasteful and harmful – but you still have to pay boatloads for. That’s a flood. On top of the damage, it will cause to your home, and damages you incur in cleaning it up, the very water itself costs you money! It’s such a bummer, and so wasteful. But, there are some basic things you can do to prevent them, like turning off the water supply when you leave for vacation, not leaving a dishwasher or washing machine running unattended, and checking or replacing appliance hoses that look old, brittle, discolored, or bulging, that can make a big difference.
3. Be A Water Bill Sleuth
One easy way to prevent water damage in the nooks and crannies of your home while saving water and money is to closely watch your water bill each month. Usually, you’ll be able to predict how much water you’ll use in a month based on your history and any events that month that you know will cause you to use more water (for example, if you routinely fill up a blow-up swimming pool with water from your hose in July or have house guests for 2 weeks in December. If you have a large, unexplained spike, you should suspect leaks somewhere in your home and can then go check out your crawl space, exposed pipelines, or sprinklers and look for sneaky leaks.
Water is a fantastic resource and one that is crucial for life, and our quality of life (life as we know it.) You can be a responsible global citizen and save money by paying attention to your water usage. In the event that you do experience water damage, Bravo Restoration in San Rafael should be your first call. We know how to responsibly, safely, and economically mitigate your losses and return your life to normal.