Summer is here and that means Australians will be using more water for drinking, bathing, on our gardens and in recreation but not really getting rainfall to replenish.
After all, we’re the driest inhabited continent on our planet.
So, it’s time to get water wise and do our part to minimise water stress, if not already.
There’s small things in and around the house that could make a big difference.
Read more from the plumber Melville team at Superior Plumbing to find out more.
Saving water in the kitchen
Did you know that the average household uses up to 31 litres of water per day in kitchen sink alone?
Fortunately, there’s simple water saving ways to the kitchen, and here they are:
- Dishwasher over handwashing
Get a dishwasher with a WELS rating (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards) of at least 4.5 and give yourself a break from scrubbing dirty plates.
- Consider faucets with aerators
By separating a single stream of water into multiple sprays, aerators help you save water.
- Switch to single-lever mixer taps
When you mix and control water temperature and flow with only one lever, you don’t have to wait long to reach the desired temperature.
- Use a compost system instead of in-sink garburators
These garbage disposal units ramp up your water usage, bill and overload septic tanks.
- Check plumbing and pipes regularly.
One minor leaking faucet could waste up to 9,000 litres a year! That’s why you need to get on top any plumbing issues fast, by calling on a professional plumber Perth team.
Saving water in the bathroom
Showers are great but shouldn’t be used as a regular reflection spot for life’s greatest mysteries.
Here’s how you can save water with your shower time:
- Keep it short, 4-5 minutes max!
- Switch to a low-flow showerhead.
Also, get on to any shower, drains or plumbing problems by calling the blocked drains Perth specialists at Superior Plumbing.
Did you know toilets with a single flush cistern use 9 – 11 litres of water per use, while a dual flush cistern used 3 for a half flush and between 4.5 for a full flush?
Here’s how to save water with your toilet:
- Don’t use your toilet for anything but human waste (oh and toilet paper), and
- Install a dual flush toilet.
Toilet not flushing at all? Call a plumber Melville team pronto to quick and superior service.
Saving water in the laundry
Laundry is the bane of many people’s existence, so here’s what you can do to save water and money:
- Wash full loads only,
- Limit your laundry days, and
- Use a high efficiency washing machine (with a WELS rating of 5 or higher).
Saving water in your garden
You will save much-needed water in the garden this summer by following these steps:
- Water plants with greywater, at the least hot part of the day,
- Use a bucket rather than hose to wash your car,
- Choose waterwise plants, and
- Install an automatic reticulation system.
The plumber Perth professionals at Superior Plumbing will help you save water with solutions to all your plumbing needs, including easy fixes for those blocked drains Perth.
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