6 Tips to Conserve Water in Your Home

Dollarphotoclub_84578485_smallDespite the El Nino rainfall we’ve experienced in Southern California this winter, significant improvements in our state-wide drought will still take time. Saving water around your home is a simple and smart way to help.

Here at RighTime Home Services, your plumbing is our priority. Here are six ways you can save water in and around your home. Your plumbing system will thank you!

  • Look for leaks: Dripping faucets and showerheads can waste gallons of water in a matter of days.
  • Dishes: When washing by hand, avoid constantly running the water, and only operate the dishwasher when you have a full load.
  • Turn off the water: The simple act of turning the water off while brushing your teeth, washing your face, or shaving can save gallons of water per day.
  • Lighten your laundry loads: Select lower water settings for smaller loads, or use the washer for full loads only. You can also pre-treat stains in order to avoid rewashing.
  • Avoid unnecessary flushing: Dispose of tissues and other waste in the trash. Also consider a low-volume toilet if your home does not already have one.
  • Water when needed: It is important to water your yard only when permitted by your city, but water in the mornings to avoid the heat taking away the moisture. Also make sure the sprinklers are watering the lawn and garden only – not the street or sidewalks.

If you’re interested in learning how to save more water in your home, or if you run into a plumbing concern or have questions about your system, call RighTime Home Services Orange County at (714) 793-0739 or visit www.rightimeservices.com.