Thursday, June 23, 2016
Did you know that an average family of four in the United States uses roughly 400 gallons of water every single day? And that only less than 1% of all of the water on Earth is available for use by people? Those numbers are astounding! With a global water crisis affecting a lot of the population, we need to find ways to conserve this precious resource now more than ever. By making these simple changes in your daily routine, you’ll be able to conserve water and help the environment, while saving on your monthly bill as well.
Turn Off the Tap: Turning off the tap while you brush your teeth or scrub your face can save up to 8 gallons of water every day, adding up to over 200 gallons per month.
Shorten Your Shower: Taking a quicker shower and swapping out your standard showerhead with a high efficiency one will use much less water as they’re designed to maintain consistent water pressure.
Fix That Leak: A leaky toilet can lead to upwards to 200 gallons of water a day that is wasted. Luckily, leaks can often be fixed by making minor adjustments.
Repair Dripping Faucets: According to the American Water & Energy Savers, a faucet that drips at the rate of one drop per second will waste 2,700 gallons of water per year . Typically, dripping faucets can be fixed by replacing washers, but for a more in depth repair, turn to the professionals.
Don’t Throw Water Away: There is always a use for leftover water! Whether you pour your surplus into your pet’s water dish or use it to liven up a plant you should never -- we repeat, never -- discard of perfectly good water!
Worried about a leaky faucet? Or a toilet that won’t stop running? Whatever your plumbing problems are, A.B. May is here to help! Our certified, skilled plumbers will arrive in a clean white truck, fully stocked with parts to ensure that wasting water and wasting money will never be an option for you! Give us a call at 913-370-4898 to schedule service today!