We can’t all do a full overhaul to make our homes 100% eco-friendly, but there are a few quick and simple ways to start the process today. Begin to save water with these tips:
- A leaking toilet can waste a shocking 200 litres of water per day. It’s never a bad idea to install a dual-flush toilet that uses just 3-6 litres per flush, but in the meantime you can do your part by quickly fixing any leaks. According to Waterwise.co.uk you can detect a leaking toilet (if it isn’t obvious already) by putting a few drops of food colouring in the cistern. Allow it to sit for one hour, without flushing the toilet, and then check if the colour appears in the bowl. If you do see colour, then you’ve got a leak.
- Switch your old leaky taps or showerhead for new low-flow or aerated versions. Once known for lowering the flow just a bit too much, modern aerated shower heads still allow you to enjoy plenty of pressure. And just as with leaking toilets, make sure to repair any leaky taps as soon as possible.
- New washing machines and dishwashers can use 50% less water than some older machines. Always check before you buy that they have at least an A efficiency rating.
- If you have a mixer shower, fit a ShowerSave and reduce the flow rate to six litres per minute
- Check none of the overflows are running outside – look out for wet patches on paths.
If you identify an opportunity to use water wisely and reduce your bills, or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.