10 Easy Water Saving Tips!

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You’ve heard the old saying “you don’t know what you don’t know”? Well, considering we are always saving water in California, we thought creating and publishing a short list of easy water-saving tips would give us the warm fuzzy of knowing we’re trying to help AND hopefully offer a tip or two our readers have not yet considered. Saving water comes naturally with some simple awareness and new habits!

Water Saving Tips

  1. Don’t let the water run, when washing dishes by hand. If you fill one basin (or bowl or saucepan) with wash water and the other with rinse water, you will save gallons.
  2. An instant water heater near your kitchen sink  is convenient and efficient! It means you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This small upgrade also reduces energy costs. (If you’re unable to do this, collect the running water while you wait for hot water and use it to water plants.
  3. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead. When we say “every drop counts”, we mean it!
  4. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month. To help reduce your water time in the shower, turn it off while shampooing, conditioning and shaving. Turning off the water while washing your hair saves another 150 gallons a month!
  5. When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub fills.
  6. Water Saving TipsPut food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak. Fix it and start saving gallons.
  7. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s up to 200 gallons a week for a family of four. Do the same when you lather while washing your hands, too! Eventually, having the water on while doing these tasks will feel odd, like not wearing your seatbelt.
  8. Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water to fill!
  9. Be sure to check all your water outlets, indoors and out, for small leaks. One drip per second = five gallons a day!

  10. Reuse your towels at home or while staying in a hotel.

Crystal Clear Home is an eco-friendly cleaning company in Sonoma County. If you’d like an estimate for a one-time or regular clean, please call us at 707-827-3316 or email us at info@CrystalClearHome.com.