Water Conservation Tips During Summer

This is an important topic at any time, but especially during the months of summer when the water demand increases dramatically due to obvious reasons. For example, this is the time when the car washes abound, the pools are maintained and lawns are watered.

During the current quarantine time due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been an increase in water usage in most residences and commercial buildings, and this is why we want to help you save water, by following the below tips:

Think Before You Water

Do not over-water your lawn. Lawns only require approximately one inch of water every 5 to 7 days. Set irrigation timers to activate during the morning hours when temperatures are the lowest to reduce evaporation loss. Inspect irrigation systems regularly. Leaks and broken sprinkler heads can waste precious water resources. Ask your plumbing professional about connecting to a reclaimed water source for lawn irrigation.

Inspect Plumbing Fixtures

Inspect plumbing fixtures, including faucets, toilets, and pipes for leaks. Address any concerns promptly with your plumber. Remember that a simple test can help you identify a toilet tank leak.

Recycle Rainwater

You can take advantage of free water whenever it rains. Place rain barrels under downspouts to collect roof runoff. Redirect gutter downspouts to water lawns and gardens. You can use this free water to water potted plants and trees.

Switch to Showers

A 5-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 25 gallons of water. Turn off the water when shaving and brushing your teeth, whether you are in the shower or at the bathroom sink. Take a shower instead of a bath. If you and your family members switch to showering instead of bathing, you can conserve a good deal of water.

JCN Plumbing is your plumbing expert serving the Miami Dade area. If you suspect that there might be a water leak in your house or a plumbing fixture might not be working properly, you can give us a call and one of our customer services representatives will help you with a Free Estimate to come up with a solution, this way you can save money and water.

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