The Recent Rainfall Helps The California Drought, But How Can You Help?

California Drought | RighTime Home Services

The heavy rain and powerful storms have made their way through California, making the longstanding statewide drought much less of a worry for our state. While we have been experiencing rainfall over the last few weeks here in Southern California, it’s important to remember that the drought is still far from over. Continuing to remind homeowners to remain water conscious is a high priority.

By making a few changes in your daily activities, you can make a difference in the amount of water and money you save annually. Here are three ways you can become more water efficient this year:

  • Switch to a low-flow shower head: An average 10-minute shower can use far more water than you may expect. By shortening your time in the shower and switching to low-flow shower head, you can save up to 365 gallons per year!
  • Manage your loads of laundry: When doing laundry, be sure the load is full. A washing machine uses a lot of water, so it is important to be conscious of the amount of laundry you intend to wash in one load. Having a full load will help save water and money!
  • Use your dishwasher: While you may think hand washing your dishes is efficient, using your dishwasher will actually help you save more water, time and money. You can save nearly 5,000 gallons of water per year by switching to using your dishwasher instead of hand washing.

If you’re worried about the water usage in your home, or would like to chat further about how you can help the California drought, give RighTime Home Services a call at (714) 984-0133 or visit us at