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Ways Homeowners Waste Water Without Realizing It

8 Ways You’re Wasting Water Without Noticing It

It's easy to take water for granted. We turn on the faucet and out it pours - no problem! But have you ever stopped to think about how much water your household wastes each day? It might be more than you realize.

Keep reading as we identify different ways water can be wasted by a household like taking long showers, ignoring leaky faucets and pipes, leaving water running, and more. By making even small changes in our daily routines, we can make a big impact on the environment and our wallets.

1. Flushing Items Other Than Tissue Down the Toilet

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised how many people flush things other than toilet paper down the toilet. Using your toilet like a trashcan can cause some serious damage. From feminine products to wipes of all kinds - even those that are marketed as "flushable" - these items can wreak havoc on plumbing systems. When in doubt, throw it out!

2. Leaving Water Running While Brushing Teeth or Shaving

We've all been there. We're in a hurry to get somewhere and we leave the water running while we brush our teeth or shave. But did you know that this wasted water adds up? The next time you find yourself rushing out the door, take an extra minute to turn off the faucet.

3. Taking Long Showers and Baths

There's nothing quite like a long, hot shower or bath to relax after a long day. But these leisurely activities can use up a lot of water. To conserve water (and save on your water bill), try shortening your showers and baths. You might be surprised how quickly you can get clean!

4. Washing Your Hair for Long Periods of Time

Like taking long showers, washing your hair for extended periods of time can use up a lot of water. If you're looking to conserve water (and save money), try cutting down on the amount of time you spend shampooing and conditioning your locks.

5. Letting Your Little Ones Play in Water Often

We all know how much kids love playing in the water. Whether it's in the bathtub, a small pool, or even just the sink - they can't get enough! But did you know that all that splashing around can use up a lot of water? If you have young children at home, try to limit their playtime in the water.

6. Ignoring Leaky Faucets and Pipes

A little drip here and there might not seem like a big deal, but those drips can add up quickly. Not only is this wasted water, but it's also money down the drain - literally! Fixing plumbing leaks is easy with the help of a qualified plumbing professional.

7. Watering Your Lawn in the Evening

You might think that watering your lawn in the evening is the best time to do it because the water will have all night to sink in. But this is actually one of the worst times to water your lawn. Watering at night can encourage fungal growth and leave your grass more susceptible to disease. The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning.

8. Not Installing Low-Flow Toilets and Fixtures

If your home was built before 1994, there's a good chance it doesn't have low-flow toilets and fixtures. These types of plumbing fixtures use less water than their older counterparts, which can save you a lot of water (and money) over time.

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