Make your bathroom green: How to save water in the bathroom
If you are a normal, planet-conscious person who does not think leaving trash in the street is okay, then you are probably here because you are thinking about doing something for the environment. They say that it is best if we started cleaning our own front yards first, but we can project this metaphor to the indoor capacities we have.
Renovating a house can be expensive, but if you want to make it energy-efficient, you can search for the things your house uses the most, being water, actually. We are not even aware of the amount of water we let go down the drain (pun intended), but it’s high time we started thinking about it.
In the following paragraphs you will find information on how to stop wasting water in your bathroom, and rather save it.
Start with the sink
First of all, if you have a regular faucet which spends about 3 to 7 gallons of water per minute, you need to change it to a low-flow faucet which spends about 1.5 gallons per minute.
You can also install faucet aerators and remember to turn the water off while you are brushing your teeth.
If you have recently received a huge water bill, the odds are that you probably have a leaky sink or plumbing installations, so make sure to fix them first.
Change your toilet
If you live in an old house or flat, the odds are that you have an old toilet which drinks a lot of money. Instead of spending too much money on water that is being wasted each time you flush, you can do the following.
Change your old toiled with a water-efficient one, which has two modes that use two different amounts of water. Obviously, the first one uses a smaller amount of water to flush the number one, and the second one uses more water and is for the number two.
You have probably heard about the saying: “If it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down.” Even though it may be a cliché, it is a good piece of advice, so start applying it and save your money.
If you are one of those people who flush dinner leftovers or tissues down the toilet, it would be better to think of a different way to dispose of them. Buy a garbage bin and throw unnecessary things into regular trash.
Dismiss bathing, start showering
Besides taking a lot of your time, bathing in the bathtub spends more energy and water.
The benefits of showers are numerous: firstly, you will not be tempted to stay long in it and thus will not spend much water; secondly, it was intended for people who do not have enough time to take a bath, so it’s ideal for a busy person having only a few minutes to scrape off bodily dirt and go back to work; and thirdly, showers are easier to maintain and they do not make so much mess in the bathroom after bathing.
If that was enough for you, we suggest you to install a shower instead of a bathtub. If you already have a bathtub, but would like to install a shower, you can hire a renowned Sydney-based bathroom renovations company, which will do all the dirty work for you. They can also install a low-flow shower head that does not use that much water.
Reduce the time you spend in the shower, and turn the water off while you are shampooing – there is really no reason for it to go down the drain when not in use.
As you can see, when gathered, all of these small things make up a bigger picture – which is and environmentally friendly home and a happy planet. It is actually really easy to make your home much greener, and spread the word about it with your family and friends. The more people know this information, the better all our lives will be.