You don’t have to be an eco-warrior to want to save water. In fact, fresh water is one of the most precious resources on this earth as it only makes up 1% of all of the water on the planet.
But did you know that Australians tend to be one of the worst water consumers in the world?
This is pretty shocking considering we live on such a dry continent. That’s why we decided to put together a list of simple ways you can save water in your home, so Australia stays the beautiful continent it is for future generations to come.
So here’s 5 simple ways that you can save water and money in your home.
Check taps and pipes for leaks
A dripping tap can be a lot more than a mere inconvenience. True, one drip is insignificant, however, a dripping tap can waste over 7,000 L every single day. To save money, water and stress It’s vital that you check your taps regularly for any leaks.
keep your eye out for these signs of a hidden leak in your pipes:
- bubbling under wallpaper
- Mould forming on your walls/roof/floor
- Musty smell that just won’t go away
Hidden leaks can turn into a massive problem if they go untreated. It’s always best to have a professional do the once over. Don’t wait till it’s too late, call your local plumber today.
Install water saving shower heads
Your shower can be one of the biggest water users in your home. If you have an older style shower head you could be using a lot more water than you need to. In fact installing a water saving shower head can save you up to 20L of water per minute. Meaning you don’t have to give up your hot showers to save the environment, you just need to change your shower head. Save money, time and the environment by installing a water saving shower head today.
Insulate your pipes
Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise the temperature by 4-6 C! Which means that you won’t have to wait as long for the water to flow through your taps, helping to conserve water and keep you warm through winter.
Check your toilets for leaks
Toilets can often be one of the worst culprits for water wastage and unfortunately, they often go undetected until you get a nasty surprise with your next water bill. In fact, a leaking toilet can waste up to 700L per day.
Some leaking toilets may make a running water sound, others may make a small trickling sounds or they may just be a silent assassin. So make sure you read your water meter regularly and call your friendly local plumber to check out any irregularities for you.
Install a rainwater tank
Installing a rainwater tank can drastically increase the water you and your family will save. A properly installed rainwater tank can save up 40% of your drinking water supply, this can add up to 96,000L per year! If you’re ready to save money and water, give us a call for your free quote on a rainwater tank installation.