Water Conservation | Plumbers Arlington, Texas
Water is essential to life, and supplies are increasingly limited in a
number of regions. In fact, in some areas in the U.S., drought is so severe
that farmers have been restricted on water use, reducing the nation’s food
supply. When each of us changes our water-use habits, it adds up nationwide,
and has the potential to save billions of gallons of water each year. If you want to increase your home’s water conservation, our plumbers in Arlington,
Texas offer assistance by providing the professional installation of low flow faucets, toilets, and shower heads.
The following will assist in reducing your household water consumption:
Indoor Water Conservation
· Wash only full loads of laundry and
dishes. If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the rinse water running.
· The repair of leaks conserves water, and reduces
the water bill. Routinely inspect faucets, toilets, and hoses for signs of
leaks and wear bi-annually. When a leaky faucet is suspected due to an
occasional drip, place a dish beneath the tap overnight. This will verify if a
leak. You can establish the same of outdoor faucets by placing a bucket beneath
the tap. Contact our plumbers in
Arlington, Texas for leak repair.
· Check for a running toilet by placing a few drops of food coloring into the
tank. Recheck in half an hour to one hour. If the color is in the bowl, the
tank is leaking. Contact our plumbers in Arlington, Texas for plumbing
· Spend only 5 minutes in the shower, and
never greater than 15 minutes.
· Turn off the water while brushing your
teeth. It may appear to be an insignificant amount, but it averages saving 5
gallons by shutting the water off when it isn’t needed.
· Purchase water-saving appliances such as high-efficiency toilets and washing
· Purchase braided stainless steel hoses
for appliances. They last longer and are less likely to leak.
· Water the lawn 1 to 2 days a week. Also,
consider planting drought tolerant native species of plants.
· Routinely check the sprinkler system for
leaks, overspray, and broken
sprinkler heads. Provide prompt repair to prevent the waste of water. In
gardens, and flowerbeds a drip system consumes significantly less water.
· Sweep or blow off the drive rather than
using a garden hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.
· Consider a smart sprinkler system
controller that adjusts the amount of water provided based on the weather, soil
type, amount of shade and plant type.
· Watering plants early in the morning or
evening reduces evaporation and waste due to wind.
· Mulching plants will assist in retaining
moisture in the soil.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers professional residential and commercial plumbing services. Our licensed plumbers in Arlington, Texas have the
expertise to provide plumbing repair,
installation, and maintenance you can rely on. When water conservation is a goal, our plumbers can assist you with the
installation of water saving toilets, faucets, and shower heads. Our expert
plumbers serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and are a
member of the BBB with an A+ rating.