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Best Water Saving Tips for Your Shower

Shower and falling water drops

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.

Geoff James
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Geoff grew up in Berala near Lidcombe in Sydney and attended Birrong Boys High School where he finished his Year 10 school certificate. Geoff was encouraged by his uncle to consider plumbing as he had done a bit of plumbing work on weekends during his school years. DJ Childs Plumbing in Canterbury offered him a plumbing apprenticeship and he spent most of his time working on plumbing maintenance and new roofs on commercial sites. Geoff on Google+.