Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day and Save Water and Money
There are several ways that people can do their part to be more eco-friendly. This year, homeowners should take some time to consider how they can improve their environment by making some changes around the home. Here are tips from local experts that can help homeowners conserve water, save money, and help the environment.
Look for Eco-Friendly Appliances
Saving water is a great way to reduce the home's environmental impact. Water takes a lot of energy to purify and transport, so reducing usage compounds the positive effects. The best way to start saving water is to look into water-saving appliances and plumbing fixtures. Upgrading faucets, showerheads, toilets, and additional fixtures and appliances to water-saving models are effortless ways to reduce water usage every time the water is turned on.
Several types of water-saving toilets exist, such as dual flush and gravity-assisted. They can significantly impact the water bill because toilets are the largest source of water use in a home, accounting for almost 30 percent of an average home's water use indoors. Low-flow showerheads and faucets are also highly effective at saving water while not sacrificing water pressure.
Try These Green Habits
Upgrading appliances and fixtures may be more than people can tackle right away. Luckily, there are smaller habit changes that can be easily implemented to start saving water and money right away, including:
- Taking shorter showers
- Turning off the water while shaving and brushing teeth
- Watering the yard in the morning to prevent fast evaporation and not watering on rainy days
- Only wash full loads of clothes and dishes
- Look for and repair leaks immediately
Implementing these minor changes can have a significant impact on water use. By turning off the water while brushing their teeth, people can save 8 gallons of water a day, and turning the water off while shaving can save 10 gallons of water per shave. These small changes can add up fast!
Watch What Goes Down the Drain
Flushing materials down a toilet other than toilet paper can be a hazard to the ocean or clog the toilet, including inorganic items such as wipes, dental floss, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and cat litter. Although these materials may not seem like they would cause much harm when they go down the toilet, they can cause significant damage.
If these types of items are flushed down the toilet, they can clog drain pipes and toilets, resulting in water waste. Toilets clogged with inorganic materials require more flushing to dislodge the blockage and unclog the toilet, wasting water and money. Additionally, things that go down the drain can directly impact the health of the ocean and marine life.
About Roman Plumbing Inc.
Roman Plumbing Inc. has over 20 years of experience serving New Port Richey and the surrounding communities. They provide honest pricing, prompt service, and personal attention. Call them today for clogged toilet repair and faucet, fixture, and sink installation services in New Port Richey, FL.