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Help the Environment This St. Patrick's Day!

Three Easy Ways to Save Water 

St. Patrick’s Day. A day of drinking, spending time with friends, and searching for four-leaf clovers. While searching for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow may be people’s top priority on this lucky day, it is also an excellent opportunity to do their part for their environment. 

Each year, thousands of gallons of water are lost due to ineffective plumbing systems. Leaks, clogs, and other issues not only put a strain on a homeowner’s wallet but also put pressure on the environment. There are many ways that a homeowner can promote their plumbing system’s efficiency - none of which involve dealing with a leprechaun. 

Before going into further detail about saving water, one of the most effective ways that a homeowner can save water is by being mindful. They should routinely check underneath any fixtures to check for leaks or other indicators of a problem. For instance, if a homeowner notices that a pipe is rusting, this could be a sign of ineffective water flow. 

Installing Water-Saving Fixtures 

Water pouring into a piggy bankSome water-saving fixtures have a bad reputation for being ineffective, but today, this is no longer the case. Thanks to innovations in water-saving technology, homeowners can lessen their carbon footprint by installing low-flow toilets. These fixtures save both water and money from the moment they are installed. Not only do these toilets require less water than their traditional counterparts, but they also use gravity to take wastewater out of the home.

Another water-saving fixture is low-flow showerheads. These fixtures limit the amount of water that flows through them, giving homeowners a refreshing splash without sacrificing efficiency. 

Implementing Energy-Efficient Water Heaters 

Energy-efficient water heaters are another way that homeowners can do their part and help Mother Nature. These water heaters use less energy than those that are typically installed in homes. Some of these fixtures even forgo using water tanks, which lessen the amount of water used per household. They are ideal for climates that have long cool seasons, as they are able to harness the energy from outside the home. 

Making Small Lifestyle Changes

If a homeowner is not interested in buying a low-flow toilet, shower head, or energy-efficient water heater, they can do their part by making small changes in their day-to-day life. 

Two changes can include: 
Family brushing their teeth at the bathroom sink together

  • Taking shorter showers: The average showerhead emits 2.5 gallons of water a minute. In just 10 minutes, that can equal to 25 gallons of water! As noted, mindfulness can go a long way. By limiting wasted water during a shower, homeowners can reduce their household’s water intake. 
  • Turning off the sink when brushing teeth: Many people use water unnecessarily without even realizing it. Homeowners can limit their impact on the environment by filling up a cup of water before brushing their teeth. Just a small thing like that can truly go a long way. 

Get creative! There are so many different ways people can adopt new habits to help the environment

About Lambert Plumbing Heating & Air 

Clogs, leaks, and burst pipes can seriously dampen one’s day. Yet, with Lambert Plumbing Heating & Air, there is no need to worry about these matters. With same-day customer service and guaranteed work, Lambert Plumbing Heating & Air can be the solution to homeowners’ problems. Interested parties can call today to learn more about plumbing services in Vancouver!