Best Water Saving Tips for Your Shower
Reducing your water bill and making a conscious effort to reduce environmental impact are two primary reasons why it might be a good idea to start conserving water in the shower. With these top tips and tricks, saving money and reducing your environmental impact will be easy.
1. Check for Leaks
If your shower tap or head has a leak, it may only look like a drop or two of water, but when it’s dripping 24 hours a day, it can really add up.
2. Install a Low-Flow Shower Head
While they’re not the cheapest things to purchase, low-flow shower heads really do make up for the financial costs in the long run. Standard showerheads are costing you about 3.5 litres a minute, while low flow showerheads can reduce that by at least half. If you have questions or require assistance with the installation process, our experts at GJ James Plumbing Services are happy to help.
3. Spend Less Time in the Shower
It seems like an obvious point, but it’s often easier said than done. If you tend to lose track of time in the shower, there are several things you can do to help keep your shower quick and efficient. Try bringing some tunes into the bathroom with you and attempt to shower within the timeline of one or two songs. Alternatively, you can install a shower timer that cuts the flow of water after a reasonable amount of time. This will encourage faster showers, lower water bills, and a planet that is better off for it.
4. Turn Off the Water When You Multitask
If you’re someone who likes to brush their teeth and shave in the shower, turn off the water while you’re doing these things. It saves water that would otherwise be running down the drain for no purpose.
5. Put a Bucket in the Shower
Instead of waiting for the water to warm up and letting it flow down the drain, collect that cold water in a bucket and use it for other purposes like cleaning, flushing the toilet, water for the pets, or other creative uses.
6. Stick to Showers
Baths should be a very occasional occurrence if you’re looking to reduce how much water you use. A ten-minute shower with a low flow showerhead uses a fraction of the water that goes into the average bathtub.
Contact G F James Plumbing
If you follow these easy tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to reducing the water you use in the shower, and your water bill will thank you for it. If you have leaks in your shower or are experiencing higher water costs than necessary and can’t pinpoint a reason why call our team of plumbers any time on our 24/7 emergency line.
Get in touch with the GF James Plumbing Services team. They can repair showers, source leaks, and do it efficiently so you can get on with your day. Call us today on 02 4704 0117.