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6 Water Saving Tips in Northern California

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Water is a precious resource, and Northern California is no exception. Water conservation is essential to living in this region, so it’s important to be aware of how you can use less water in your daily life. 

 

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This post will outline six tips that can help you save water in your home, office, and community. From reducing your water usage to installing water-saving devices, read on to learn everything you need to know!

 

Check for leaks in your home and stop them.

Leaks can be small or large, but they all waste water. They can be hard to find, especially if you don’t know where to look. 

 

Check your home for leaks around the house, in your yard, and your pipes. You can start checking for leaks in your toilet by placing a drop of food coloring into the tank of an unused toilet and waiting 15 minutes. 

 

You can save water by checking for leaks and fixing them before they become a bigger problem. Leaks are one of the most common causes of dry basements, flooded rooms, and failed leach fields. 

 

By identifying potential sources of leakage early, you can take action to reduce or stop the problem before it becomes serious. Some signs that your home might leak include:

 

  • sagging ceilings
  • wet spots on the floor below your sink or bathtub
  • unexplained water damage around doors and window sills
  • increased condensation in areas where moisture collects (such as attics) 

 

If you notice any of these signs in your home—even if they’re just occasional occurrences—it’s important to have a leak check done by a professional engineer. A properly installed sealant may also help to prevent further water infiltration into affected areas.

 

Turn your water off when brushing your teeth.

Disabling the faucet before brushing will only require enough water to rinse your mouth and tongue – saving precious gallons of water every time. This simple trick could make a big difference not only in your wallet but also on our planet as we face increasingly severe droughts

 

Run your dishwasher only when it’s full.

When the dishes are washed in bulk, they are effectively rinsed and sanitized with less water than in small doses. You can also configure specific settings to reduce water use even further, like using cold water instead of hot water.

 

Another water-saving tip is to use the air-dry setting on your dishwasher rather than running it through full wash and drying cycles. You can also line-dry your dishes or use a rack instead of putting them in the dishwasher. 

 

Take shorter showers and use more modern shower heads.

The older-style shower heads can reduce water usage to 1.75 GPM than high-efficiency models. So they’re not just environmentally friendly but also cost-effective too!

 

Aerators in faucets can help conserve water by removing the excess foam and bubbles that are created when water is turned on. It saves both indoor and outdoor plumbing systems from becoming clogged, which may result in a loss of water pressure or flooding.

 

Replace old toilets with more efficient ones.

If you have an old toilet, there’s a good chance that it uses 3–6 gallons of water per flush. It is a lot of water, especially if you use the toilet multiple times a day and have children who need to use it frequently.

 

The good news is that newer toilets are much more efficient: they use only 1.28 gallons per flush! Buying a new one will save enough money in your first year to pay for the installation and even earn some extra cash.

 

Use artificial grass, a low-maintenance lawn alternative.

If you’re on a mission to cut back on water use, you may want to consider artificial grass as an alternative. It can be installed virtually anywhere and has been shown to reduce water consumption by about 50–75% compared with traditional lawns.

 

And because they’re low maintenance, you don’t have to spend countless hours on yard work. You can just come home after work and relax with some Netflix instead!

 

With the highest quality artificial turf available, Forest Green is proud to offer this water-saving option that provides the same luxurious natural grass look. Contact us today at (916)-474-5036 or email us at forestgreenag@gmail.com.

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