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5 Simple Ways to Conserve Water

Posted on December 12th, 2014

We at Plumbing Medic are committed to water conservation in the great state of Arizona. In fact, we are proud to announce that we have been nationally recognized as a licensed green plumber by Green Plumbers USA! How can you do your part? Below are five simple ways to conserve water:

1. Update your toilet

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, toilets are the main source of water consumption within the home. It accounts for almost 30 percent of residential indoor water use. That’s why installing a WaterSense labeled toilet is a great idea. Furthermore, leaky and inefficient toilets are a major source of wasted water. If your toilet isn’t running the way it should be, contact Plumbing Medic. We can handle all major and minor plumbing issues.

2. Use grey water for landscaping

Thanks to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, residents may use gray water for “household gardening, composting, and lawn and landscape irrigation.” Using gray water at home helps to conserve water because it reuses runoff from baths, kitchen appliances and washing machines.

3. Change your showerhead

Did you know that showering makes up 17 percent of residential indoor water consumption? Americans use more than 1.2 trillion gallons of water every year for showering alone. A high-efficiency showerhead can help you save up to 60 percent on water.

4. Scrape your plates, don’t rinse

Rinsing off your plates before placing them into your dishwasher is a waste of water. Instead, scrape food scraps off of dishes before washing. If you don’t have a dishwasher, don’t leave the faucet running while washing your plates!

5. Fix leaky faucets

That constant drip isn’t just annoying, it’s also wasting up to 3,000 gallons of water every year, reports the EPA. Have all leaky faucets repaired immediately. You can count on Plumbing Medic for a fast and efficient fix. In fact, we specialize in products and practices to help give you a greener home with a little more green in your wallet!

To learn more about water conservation and practices, visit Plumbing Medic on the web or give us a call at (602) 649-6435. Remember, Plumbing Medic available for fast, same-day service 24/7. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ and Twitter for more tips.

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