2 Updates That Will Help You Use Less Water At Home

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Do you feel like your household uses too much water each day? Wasting water is not a wise thing to do for environmental reasons, but there are ways you can reduce the amount of water your family uses. To do this, you will need to hire a plumber to make some changes in your bathrooms, and here are two of the changes that could make a difference with your family's water consumption.

Replace the toilets

If the toilets in your house are older, they are probably not efficient. In other words, your toilets may be using too much water to accomplish their purpose. On average, the toilets in a home account for around 30% of total water consumption. This means that almost one-third of the water used in your home is to flush the toilets.

Newer toilets are designed in ways that allow them to use less water during each flush. By replacing your old toilets with new ones, you could use between 20% to 60% less water when using your toilets. This would not require any changes in habits of any kind; it would only require updating your toilets.

Replace the showerheads

Showering is another task that uses a lot of water, and it accounts for around 17% of a normal family's water consumption. While you could set rules in your home that control the number of showers each person takes daily and the length of the showers, it might be easier to simply replace the showerheads in your bathtubs.

When you shower, the showerhead is the device that sprays water out for you to use to clean yourself. The problem with showerheads is that older ones are not efficient. Older showerheads allow more water to come out than what is really necessary. By replacing these old ones with new ones, you will reduce the amount of water used in your home.

A lot of people worry that this will cause a decrease in water pressure, but that is not true. Newer showerheads are designed to use less water per minute, and they are also designed to make it feel like more water is coming out. This is possible from the way the water projects through the small openings in the showerhead.

Controlling the amount of water you use at home can be difficult to do without high-efficient plumbing equipment. If you would like to start using less water, contact a plumbing company and find out if these options would be helpful in your home.

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