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Common Home Water Wastes and How to Avoid Them


Water is a precious natural resource. Not only does water conservation help to protect the environment—it also helps to keep your utility bills from skyrocketing. The average person uses an average of 30 gallons of water a day. If you live in a household with multiple people, the average water usage of your household may be much, much higher. Here are a few of the most common wastes of water and how you can avoid them in your home.

Leaky Faucets and Toilets

One of the most common water wasters in homes across the country is leaky faucets and toilets. The occasional drippy faucet may not seem like that big of a deal, but over time these little drips and drops can add up. A leaky toilet, for instance, can leaky over 20 gallons of water a day! The best way to prevent a leaky faucet or toilet from wasting excess water is to have your plumbing system routinely inspected and repaired for any signs of leakage.

Long Showers

Nothing is more satisfying than a nice warm shower, especially in winter. However, taking a shower for an extended period of time can waste a tremendous amount of water. Studies have shown that showering for 5 extra minutes wastes an average of 5 to 10 gallons of water. Keeping your shower time down to a minimum is a good way to save water and avoid expensive utility bills. If you want a longer soak, try taking baths or invest in an energy-efficient shower head. An energy-efficient shower head can help you save up to 750 gallons of water per month and can be installed easily with the help of a professional plumber.

Water conservation is important for the environment and your wallet. The professional plumbing specialists at Mattioni Plumbing can give you more water-saving tips and tricks, as well as inspect your plumbing system to make sure it’s as energy-efficient as possible. For more information about our plumbing services, contact us today at Mattioni Plumbing.

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