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July 20th, 2017 in Plumbing Tips

Tips to Save Water This Summer


Water is an essential part of life. Yet, we still take it for granted. Because it covers 70% of the earth we have the illusion that it is limitless. In today’s environment, water is a precious commodity that needs to be conserved.

Plumbers know and understand this, and spend a great deal of time doing just that, by finding and correcting leaks, installing low flow fixtures in our Milford, CT homes, and making “green” suggestions that do not only save water, but, in many cases, save energy costs at the same time.

Watering Your Yard
The afternoon is never a good time to water the lawn. Choose the morning or evening hours, when the outdoors is cooler and the water can soak into the ground.

Toilet Leak Test
It’s so easy, you can do it in your pajamas! Click here for our Toilet Leak Test instructions.

Pool Time
Covering and uncovering the pool may seem like extra work, but keeping the water from evaporating minimizes the water needed to keep it ready for all that summer fun.

Dishwasher is a Must
Need an excuse to have a new dishwasher installed? Energy star rated models can now use as little as 3 gallons of water to get those dishes clean again. Washing by hand can use up to 27 gallons of water.

Wash that Car
Automatic car washes are now capable of using only 40 gallons of water. Compare that to the amount of water used in the driveway with the hose.

Rain Barrel
Want to go green? Put a rain barrel under that gutter and reuse the water for your garden.

Bath Time.
You can never truly compare a shower to a bath. That’s like comparing apples to orange. They just aren’t the same. Just remember that the average tub can take between 30-50 gallons of hot water to fill, compared to the average shower of 20 gallons. And if you’re ready to update that showerhead, you can lower that amount even more.

Whether it’s maintenance or quick service for your Milford, CT plumbing needs, Rick’s Plumbing can help! Check out our money saving coupons and then give Rick’s Plumbing a call. If you need it quick, call Rick!



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