Ways to Conserve Water

As more and more people inhabit the earth and climate changes result in more severe drought conditions in the future, it is essential that we learn how to conserve water resources.  There are many things that you can do to help prevent the waste of water, and many of these are easy.  Just the simple adjustments in the way we live.  If these are done, a person can save thousands of gallons of water over their lifetime.Water Remediation water damage zone

In the home, there are many ways that water can be conserved.  First, make sure you check for leaky faucets and pipes.  It might not seem like a drip will have a major impact, but a single drip can cause 20 gallons of water a day to be wasted.  In addition, all household faucets should be fitted with aerators which are cheap ways to conserve water through creating a non-splashing stream of water and air.

Your bathroom toilets can be significant sources of lost water.  For example, do not flush the toilet every time you place a Kleenex in the bowl.  There are five to seven gallons of water that is necessary to flush this item away.   That is a major waste for such a small item.  Also, be sure to check your toilets for leaks.  One of the best ways to do this is to put a dye in the toilet tank.  If the water in the bowl begins to change color, there is a leak that should be repaired immediately.  This can be done cheaply and easily.  Another way to save water in the toilet is to weight a soda bottle with sand or pebbles and place it in the toilet tank.  By placing this in the tank, the tank doesn’t require as much water to fill.  It can save over ten gallons of water a day, just make sure that the tank can still fill with three gallons of water necessary to flush.  If you don’t want to put one of these in your tank, consider remodeling your bathroom with low flush toilets that use half the water of a normal toilet.

In the shower, try taking shorter showers.  If you find that you take a certain amount of time, try to shower in three minutes or less.  This simple adjustment can save over 20 gallons of water.  If you need extra time, as you are applying shampoo and other cleaners, turn the water off until you are ready to rinse.   This can also save a lot of water.  In the shower, try installing water efficient shower heads that will reduce the amount of water used per minute by two and a half gallons.20150319_131523

In the bathroom sink, make sure that all pipes and faucets are not leaking.  When brushing your teeth, rinse the toothbrush and turn off.  Brush without the water running, and rinse when you spit in the basin.  When you have to shave, place some warm water in the basin, and turn the water off.  Use the basin to rinse your razor.  This will save gallons of water.

In the kitchen, only run your dishwasher when the appliance is full.  Do not operate if the dishwasher is only partly full.  The use of a dishwasher can waste gallons of water in the pre-rinse stage alone.  By only running full loads, it maximizes the effort of the appliance and the water used.  If you wash by hand, do not let the tap run while you are scrubbing your dishes.  This wastes a tremendous amount of water, and don’t let the water run while you rinse your food.

These are simple suggestions in what you can do to lessen the amount of water used inside your home.  Remember that water conservation can be practiced in your yard as well.  Only through a combined effort will we take a proactive step to being better stewards of the earth and conserving our precious resources.

 

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Benefits to a Clean Air Duct

In the home, one of the best things to keep clean is one thing that you do not think about.  It is something that acts as the circulatory system of the home, and it is vital during the coldest winter months and the hottest summer months.  It is the duct system of your home.

The ducts of the home act as the air superhighway for the home.  It carries warm air from the furnace to all areas of the home and cool air from the air conditioner.  It can make life pleasant, but it can also make life difficult if they are allowed to get dirty.

Everyday contaminants are accumulating in your ducts.  These include dust mites, tobacco smoke, mold, chemicals, allergens, bacteria and animal dander.  As these are able to accumulate and grow, it creates situations where the overall health of a family can be compromised.  As a homeowner, there are many benefits to maintaining a clean duct system.

One of the simplest benefits is that clean ducts reduce the amount of dusting that you have to do.  As the duct system moves air through the home, the air is moved through filters that remove harmful allergens.  This simple process can reduce coughing, wheezing, and other respiratory conditions associated with dirty ducts.IMG_20140612_105122538

Clean ducts will also improve the air quality in your home.  Indoor air can be up to 50 times more polluted than the air outside.  Clean ducts can remove the allergens in the air in order to present a cleaner environment for you and your family.

Clean ducts will allow your furnace and HVAC system in your home to last longer and run more efficiently saving you money.  The issue with many different HVAC units is that they become clogged with dirt and debris if they are not cleaned regularly.  In order to drop your utility costs every month, take a moment and clean the parts of the ducts such as the fans and filters on a regular basis.  Your HVAC system will thank you by saving you money and giving you better quality air.

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Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

We specialize in the following services:

Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411