Water usage in California is always a concern. Many Santa Cruz residents want to be environmentally conscious and do their part to fight the drought. At Mr. Rooter of Santa Cruz, we understand people’s desire to cut water use. To that end, we compiled a list of tips to reduce your water use in the bathroom.
Leaky faucets waste around 2,500 gallons of water annually, making them a focal point in the battle to conserve water. Take the time to examine all your faucets and bathtubs for signs of dripping. Be sure to check showerheads; installing a head with a cut-off valve helps stop leaks.
Turn Off Water
We waste a lot of water while we brush our teeth or shave. Get in the habit of reducing this waste of water in your family. Extend this solution to the shower and turn the water off while scrubbing and while shampooing and conditioning your hair.
Take Shorter Showers
Something to keep in mind the next time you’re enjoying the shower is that it uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Cut down on the shower length using some of these tricks. First, wash less of your body. Focus on the sweatiest parts (e.g., armpits, groin, under breasts) and do a full body wash once a week. Second, multitask by shaving, brushing teeth, or pumicing callouses. Some people clip nails!
Use Bath Bucket
No one like standing in cold water waiting for it to warm up. However, letting the water just run is a waste. Put a bucket in the shower to collect water for use on your garden later. If it takes long enough to fill a large bucket before the hot water comes, you have a problem you need to fix.
If you live in Santa Cruz and are looking to go beyond simple tricks in your fight to cut down on water use in your bathroom, give Mr. Rooter of Santa Cruz a call. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists to plan your bathroom project.