How Can You Prevent Water Waste?

As many of us are well aware, San Diego is in a severe drought that has only gotten worse over the last few months. At Plumbing Plus we want to help our customers and fellow San Diegans find ways for how you can prevent water waste in your community. It is our responsibility as San Diego community members to do our part to help our city recover from its current water crisis. Common plumbing issues that contribute to large amounts of water waste are leaky pipes, running toilets, and outdated plumbing systems. While these may not seem like pressing matters that require your immediate attention, they can lead to larger issues within your plumbing system and are directly responsible for water waste in your home. One slightly leaky faucet can be responsible for wasting 3 liters of a water a day and 350 gallons of water a year. This isn’t even considering a more severe leak. Want to know how you can prevent water waste in your home? You can start by hiring a professional plumber to come out to your home and inspect your home’s plumbing system. By having a plumber inspect your plumbing system they can catch any flaws in the system and bring them to your attention before they become cumbersome problems. Regular maintenance of your home’s plumbing can prevent larger issues from emerging and can save you money in the long run. While regular maintenance is great for catching potential issues early, there are also proactive means to making your home actively involved in San Diego water conservation. Low flow is the way to go for those committed to reducing their water usage. Switching your showerheads and toilets from conventional fixtures to low-flow requires a financial investment on your part but will save you money in the long run and reduce water waste in your home. Low flow fixtures can save up to 240 gallons of water per person a week, which is a significant impact you can make in your environment. At Plumbing Plus, we can help you switch your bathroom fixtures over to low flow versions through a wide selection of quality brands we are positive you will be happy with. Our experienced technicians can install your low flow toilet or shower head in no time and you can be part of San Diego’s water waste prevention community. If your plumbing is already environmentally friendly, you may be wondering how you can prevent water waste in your home on a daily basis. Above and beyond making sure your plumbing is in tip top shape, you can make small adjustments to your family’s lifestyle. Catching the cool water that comes out of the shower while you wait for the water to heat up can save up to 50 gallons of water a week that can be used for watering plants, washing the car, or whatever else you can think of. Washing dishes all at once at the end of the day, only running the dishwasher or regular washer when you have full loads of dishes or clothes, and many other innovative solutions can help you reduce water waste in your home. Together we can all make a difference in San Diego’s drought. Each home that actively reduces their water waste can help save 1000’s of gallons of water being wasted each year. If we all work together to help San Diego recover we can help our city become the best that it can be.