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Those Rising Water Bills Really "Pinch"!

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Save Green This St. Patrick’s Day With These Tips

It seems like everything in life just keeps getting more and more expensive. Homeowners should know all the tricks for saving money in times like this. To put it plainly, penny-pinching is at an all-time high. So, what better day to talk about pinching the green than on the day of green? St. Patrick’s Day! Homeowners can save some dough this year with just a few simple changes to their water usage habits. If they want to save money, they can look into investing in water-saving appliances.

However, there are three tips listed below that are easy to do and cost-effective so homeowners can try to save money without spending any in the process!

Cut the Water Supply!

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By far, the easiest way to save money and help the planet is to pay attention to how much water gets used by all household members. This may sound impossible to keep track of, but if everyone made a few simple habit changes, the entire family could significantly cut back on their water usage every month.

Some things to consider are:

  • Turning off the water while brushing teeth
  • Wet all of the dishes, and then turn off the water while washing them
  • Rinsing dishes the moment they go in the sink, so they’re easier to clean
  • After showering, use towels twice before washing them

Some people even follow the “if it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down” rule.

These suggestions might sound a bit strange, gross, or funny, but they are great ways to cut back on water usage. The last suggestion might leave the toilet a little dirtier than normal, but -- all jokes aside -- it’s still a way some families cut back on their water usage.

If homeowners don’t want to do this, some toilets have different flush settings to help save on water per flush!

Baths vs. Showers: Which Is Best?

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Between a bath or shower, which is the best? Well, this isn’t about what homeowners think gets them the cleanest or which is the most relaxing. This question wants to know whether a bath uses more water than a shower. This debate has been around since showers were invented.

So, which one uses more water? The average showerhead uses about 2.5 gallons of water per minute. A person can take a twenty-minute shower and use the same amount of water as a full bath. From there, homeowners can decide whether their shower would use more water than a bath. Depending on how long their showers take!

Always Use Caution When Flushing

Homeowners should always watch what they flush down the toilet as well. Toilets clog extremely easily, and a clog can quickly lead to a water leak. A water leak is one of the worst things when homeowners try to save water because they waste an excessive amount of water.

Here are a few things homeowners should never let go down the toilet drain:

  • Feminine care products
  • Lots of toilet paper
  • Kids toys
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Floss
  • Condoms
  • Paper towels

Keeping bathroom and shower plumbing clear is the key to free-flowing water and lower water bills! 

C & D Plumbing Inc. Is There No Matter What!

Fort Lauderdale, FL homeowners know who to call when their home plumbing goes out. The experts at C & D Plumbing Inc. have all the answers! They’ve served the community for the last decade and have no plans to go anywhere soon. Whether it’s bathroom sink troubles or a clogged toilet, they have the answers. Get on the books today for expert plumbing service in Fort Lauderdale, FL!