Water utility costs can often account for a significant portion of monthly utility costs in a commercial or residential building. So how can you cut down your water use with plumbing equipment and not sacrifice performance? Check out these 10 tips by Jet Industries Inc.’s plumbing efficiency specialists:
Check all your pipes for leaking, and seal them well. Ensure your pipes are the correct size for the water volume they carry, so the water moves quickly through the system.
Insulate cold water pipes in the laundry room to prevent dripping from exterior condensation, which will flood the basement floor.
To minimize water waste, fix dripping taps, replace old toilets that draw 5 gallons of water per flush, and install low-flow showerheads that pump out a mere 2 to 3 gallons of water per minute.
Encourage the efficient 5-minute shower, with tepid water at 80 degrees F. in summer instead of 100 degrees year-round.
Turning the tap off when brushing teeth can save 5 gallons of water per brushing.
Fill the dishwasher to capacity before running a load.
Wash one large load of laundry every 2 days instead of multiple loads in one day.
Collect rainwater in watering cans and tubs to water plants.
Water the garden in the early morning or late evening to reduce evaporation.
Stop watering lawns during dry hot weather.
To learn more about water efficiency and best practices for saving water costs, call Jet Industries Inc. today toll free at 503-647-6133