Green Plumbing Tips for Kitchen, Bath and Outdoors

Bathroom

    • Check faucets and pipes for leaks
    • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving, rather than running a steady stream
    • Turn off water while soaping up in the shower
    • Limit showers to five minutes
    • Replace standard shower heads with low-volume heads or  those with flow restrictors
    • Check your toilet periodically for leaks
    • Repair a leaky toilet
    • Extra flushes waste water and money

Kitchen and Laundry

    • Run the dishwasher and washing machine only when full
    • When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the tap run freely to wash or rinse
    • Fill the second side of the sink with rinse water to dip
    • Fill a pitcher with drinking water and store it in the refrigerator so you don’t have to let the faucet run while waiting for the water to run cold

Outdoor

    • When washing the car, use soap and water from a bucket. Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle for the final rinse
    • Use a broom when cleaning your driveway, not a spray hose
    • Adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street
    • Do not water on windy days
    • Check and maintain your sprinkler system regularly
    • Water your lawn every third day
    • Always water during the cool time of the day to minimize evaporation
    • Avoid peak water consumption hours (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
    • Adjust your irrigation schedule to accommodate changes in seasonal water demand
    • Install an automatic timer
    • For landscaping, use native or other low water use plants.
    • Using a layer of mulch around plants reduces evaporation and promotes plant growth
    • Water retaining basins also allow water to be concentrated around the plants

Duncan Plumbing Solutions is here to assist you by offering simple steps to a greener lifestyle, starting with green plumbing. We have many more water-wise plumbing tools and tips. Contact us today for money saving tricks, tips and tools as well as larger scale green plumbing installation, service and repair.

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Comments

  1. When checking for leaks, don’t forget to check underneath the sink. If you notice any foul smells or mold and mildew, it could be a sign of a leak. You may only need some silicone sealant to stop water from dripping in your cabinets.

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