Every January, millions of people make a resolution for the New Year ahead. And while things like “eat healthy” and “exercise more often” tend to top the lists year after year, we think it’s time you showed your house some love. With 2021 only a few days away, here’s a list of resolutions that your house (and plumbing) will thank you for.
Resolutions for Your Home and Plumbing in 2021
Fix any small leaks you have.
That faucet that won’t stop dripping may not seem like a big deal, but did you know that a fast dripping faucet can waste thousands of gallons of water each year? Not to mention, it’s also adding hundreds of dollars onto your water bill each year.
Practice water conservation.
It can be easy to take water for granted, since it flows from our faucet with the turn of a handle. But as our most precious resource, it’s never been more important to practice water conservation. Below are a few quick and easy ways to ensure you’re not wasting water:
- Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
- Water your lawn in the morning or late afternoon when the sun is weakest.
- Use your dishwasher instead of hand washing dishes.
- Repair small leaks as soon as you notice them.
Switch to low-flow options.
Another great way to save on water use and cost? Switch to low flow options! Low flow toilets and showerheads deliver the same experience but use less than half the amount of water.
Install a whole home water filter.
Tired of finding calcium deposits on your fixtures and soap scum on your dishes? While hard water may not be dangerous to your health, it can affect your dishes, clothes, skin, and hair. This year, install a water filtration system in your home and you’ll quickly see the benefits of having soft water.