We use a lot of water in our daily lives. It’s estimated that the average American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water each day. Luckily, we have easy access to clean water everyday in our homes. A lot of underdeveloped areas of the world are struggling for access to clean water. With such easy accessibility in America, it can be easy to forget how lucky we are.
The bathroom is one of the places in our homes that uses the most water. We use water to flush the toilet, wash our hands, bathe and shower, wash our faces, brush our teeth, shave, etc. Saving water in your bathroom is a great way to be more environmentally friendly and reduce your water footprint from the comfort of your own home. Here are 5 ways to save water in the bathroom.
Generally, showering instead of taking a bath is known to save water in your bathroom. You also have be aware of how long your showers are. A 10 minute shower uses approximately 25 gallons of water. If you want to save water, take shorter showers.
A full bath can use up to 70 gallons of water. Only filling the tub halfway uses half the amount of water and still allows for a nice and relaxing bath. To save even more water, when running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the faucet. Then, adjust the water temperature as the water is running.
If you turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth you can save up to four gallons of water per minute! Many people leave the faucet on and water running while they brush their teeth and waste so much water and money down the drain.
Hang up your bath towels after each use so they dry properly. This way you can reuse the towel a few times before washing. This saves on water because you are using your washing machine less versus washing your towel after every use.
A good way to save on water is to remodel your bathroom. Fixing leaks in your toilet or sink will help save water. One single drip from a leak can cost you up to 20 gallons of water a day. Installing new energy-efficient shower systems and appliances will save you money and conserve water.
TightSeal Exteriors & Baths have been helping homeowners with their bathrooms since 1991. We have completed over 15,000 projects in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are locally owned and operated in New Berlin, WI. Our team of professionals regularly complete tub-to-shower conversions and have the experience and knowledge to get your project done. If you are interested in updating your bathroom, contact us today for a free quote, good for a full year!
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