Conservation can come in many forms. Most people think of the usual methods such as turning the water off when you brush your teeth and taking shorter showers. Although water covers at least 71% of the Earth, it is still an important resource to us.
When trying to conserve water in your home, get your kids involved in the effort. Teaching them the value and practice of conservation early will hopefully stick with them throughout their adult lives. Kids soak up information better than a sponge soaks up water. If you teach your kid to conserve water, there is a good chance he or she is going to go to school and tell their friends.
Below are some tips for conserving water:
- As mentioned before, turn off the tap. Minimize water usage when brushing your teeth and taking a bath or shower. Depending on where you live, this could save a family of three about $100 a year and around 3200 gallons of water.
- If you pour more water than you need, rather than dumping it down the drain, use it to water plants, pour into your pet’s bowl, into your tea pot or a different more practical use than dumping it out. The same practice should be applied to ice cubes. Some plants survive better with ice cubes than water anyways.
- Limit playtime with toys that require a constant stream of water such as a sprinkler. Everyone loves a good run through the sprinkler, just keep tabs on the length of time.
If your home or business suffers water damage, SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties is here to help! We want you to conserve water, but we also want you to stay safe if water damage occurs in your home. We are fire and water restoration experts and available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
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