5 Water Conservation Tips For Your Bathroom
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the bathroom is one of the biggest water wasters in the home. Saving water in the bath is an ideal way of creating an eco-friendly household, and the lower utility bill that comes with being green is merely icing on the cake.
We encourage our customers to follow these water-saving tips and make your bathroom a relaxing retreat that saves energy, water, and money.
By taking steps to reduce your water usage in the bathroom, you save on your water and energy bills while conserving water for future generations.
1) Check faucets, pipes, and toilets periodically for leaks
One of the significant reasons for wasted water in the bathroom is a leaky faucet or toilet leak. In fact, an invisible leak or a faucet drip can waste up to 15 gallons of water a day. Check your toilets for faucets at least once a year – so you do not miss any undetected leak.
2) Install faucet aerators
Water aerators on bathroom faucets are a very effective and cost-efficient way to save water. An aerator can help check water use by 30 percent without compromising water flow and can be attached to most existing faucets.
Danco offers a multi-use aerator key to allow you to remove or install your aerator with ease. We also offer a wide range of faucet filter aerators to reduce water consumption without sacrificing water pressure.
3) Install a high-efficiency toilet or install a Water-Saving Toilet Total Repair Kit
Leaky flapper, tangled chains, or handles that have to be jiggled can ultimately lead to wasting water in your bathroom. We recommend using the HYR460 Water-Saving Toilet Total Repair Kit that can be calibrated to adjust the exact amount of water needed, detects leaks, and its jets clean the tank. The Total Repair Dual Flush Valve with a water-saving dual-flush design detects leaks and signals when a leak is found. Its unique dual-flush design uses significantly lower water volumes for liquids and paper.
4) Install WaterSense Shower Heads
The U.S uses 1.2 trillion gallons of water daily just for showering, and standard showerheads use 2.5 gallons of water per minute. That is a lot of water being wasted every day! By refitting your shower with a WaterSense showerhead, you can save a considerable amount of water and lower it to no more than 2.0 GPM without compromising your shower experience.
5) Turn Off the Faucet
Turning off the faucet when it is not actively being used is the easiest way to ensure future generations have access to one of life’s most vital resources. You can save water in the following ways:
- While brushing your teeth, turn off the tap to save hundreds of gallons of water per month
- Turning off the tap while you scrub your hands with soap saves at least 6 gallons per day
- Taking a shower instead of a bath can help you save 10-25 gallons of water every day
Making better water conservation choices in the bathroom can reduce your water usage in the bathroom and help you save water for future generations.