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YOUR DRAIN SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES AND SAVING WATER

As Americans, we have been blessed with a steady stream of clean water, plenty of it. This is a privilege that all too many of us take for granted. Drought or no drought, we should treat our water as the precious resource that it is.

On average, an American will use about 100 gallons of water a day. Europeans use about 50 gallons of water every day. And residents of Africa use about five gallons of water each day. The World Health Organization recommends five gallons of water per day to cover basic needs.

While reducing water usage to five gallons a day seems extreme, it is still a good idea to do what you can to conserve water. American Drain Company, your drain service in Los Angeles, offers ways to save water at home.

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TURN OFF THE FAUCET

If you would like to save about 3,000 gallons of water a year, learn to turn your faucet off when you are brushing your teeth or shaving.

Once you get that down, think about other creative ways in which you can save money by turning off the faucet, like when you are peeling vegetables for example.

STOP FLUSHING WATER AWAY

Toilets are responsible for roughly 40 percent of all indoor water usage. If your toilet is an older model, you are wasting a lot of water with each flush. As such, saving water is as easy as replacing those old toilets with toilets that use a lot less water.

GO LOW-FLOW

The bathroom is the place where you can save a lot of water. Showering accounts for nearly 20 percent of indoor water consumption. To save water here, have your old showerhead replaced by one that uses much less water.

You can save even more water by cutting the amount of time you spend in the shower.

WATER BY HAND

If you plan on having a garden this summer, consider hand watering. Manually watering your garden will typically save about 33 percent in water usage.

You might also want to consider installing a rain barrel, which can be used to water your garden or other outdoor plants.

TURN OFF LIGHTS

This is an indirect way in which you can save water. Turn off the lights when you leave a room and unplug chargers that aren’t in use. Water is used in the process of electricity generation, so unnecessary electric consumption also wastes water.

SKIP THE RINSE

Modern dishwashers are powerful and able to get the gunk off dishes. You can save a lot of water by skipping the rinse process before loading the dishwasher. Let the machine do the work.

FIX YOUR LEAKS

If you are handy at plumbing tasks, fix your leaky faucets. If you are not able, then hire a plumber to get the job done. This is an easy way to save hundreds of gallons of water a month.

If you have leaky faucets, give American Drain Company a call and we will send somebody who can help.