Not many homeowners are aware that their bathrooms are one of the biggest sources of wasted water in their homes. However, it isn’t difficult to ensure you don’t waste water while using the bathroom, so long as you pick up and follow a few water conservation habits. As a quality installer for tubs and acrylic shower walls, South Shore Dream Bath shares some useful tips to follow:
Check For Water Leaks
Leaks in your bathroom will usually come from your faucets, but they can also come from toilets and showerheads as well. Toilet leaks can be harder to notice at times, as many homeowners won’t realize it until they notice their water bill is higher than usual. If you don’t get it fixed by a professional, your toilet can leak an average of around 200 gallons of water per day. That’s a rough estimate of taking eight showers!
Choose Showers Over Baths
If you don’t have a shower yet or want to upgrade your current one, consult with a professional in bathtubs and shower enclosures to ensure a successful installation. We recommend using showers more than baths because of the amount of water you can save whenever you use them. A typical shower only uses around 17 gallons of water compared to a bathtub that requires around 70 gallons of water. And if you keep your shower under five minutes, you can save up to a thousand gallons of water each month!
Use Water More Wisely
A popular water conservation tip is to turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. Assuming that you brush twice daily, you can save around eight gallons of water. That’s about 250 gallons of water in a month! We also suggest turning off the shower whenever you shampoo your hair and lather your body. You can turn it back on again to wash your body, which can also help you conserve more water.