While many states suffer this time of year from flooding, others states suffer from a lack of water. Conserving water doesn’t only help those states in need of water, it also helps prevent water damage. Part of conserving water is keeping it where it belongs. Here are some tips to conserve water whether you’re in an area that needs it or not!
Leaky faucets and pipes are not only a waste of water, but they are also more likely to cause water damage. Regularly check faucets and pipes to ensure they are in good shape.
- Use low-flow faucets and showerheads to conserve water. Low-flow faucets also are less likely to leak due to water pressure build up!
- Use toilets appropriately – when you flush substances that don’t belong in the toilet (Q-tips, cigarettes, trash, etc.), more water is needed to push it through. It can also cause your toilet to become backed up, and that is not a flood you want to experience!
- Use garbage disposals appropriately, too! Garbage disposals aren’t built to handle heavy-duty foods. Scrape excess food into the trash before rinsing.
- Insulate your pipes! Pipe insulation helps keep pipes from freezing during winter months – and helps water heat up faster so you’re not wasting water waiting for it to heat up!
Remember, conserving water to prevent water waste also helps prevent water damage. Water is an important natural resource that we can’t afford to lose. Doing your part to conserve water is a win/win.