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6 Tips for Conserving Water in Your Rental Home

Fresno Tenant Using a Water-Efficient FaucetIf you want to do more to conserve water, there are a significant number of people just like you. Nowadays, several people are concerned about ensuring future generations have access to clean drinking water – and for a good reason. Globally, fresh drinking water is low in supply – just about 3% of all the water on Earth is freshwater, and that being so, 2.5% is locked in ice caps, the atmosphere, or deep underground. That delivers only 0.5% available for drinking. Water conservation is an important part of being a conscientious citizen of the world. And the great thing is that there are several easy ways you can do to conserve water each day, even if you rent your Fresno home. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Turn Off the Taps

One of the best strategies to conserve water is to reduce how much water goes down the drain. For illustration, you can save a lot of water by just turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth, soaping up in the shower, or washing dishes. By utilizing only as much water as you need, you can save hundreds of gallons of water each year.

Run Your Dishwasher

Even though it may sound strange, washing dishes by hand uses a lot more water than using your dishwasher. This is particularly true if you have a water-conserving dishwasher model. According to a few estimates, you can cut your water consumption in half and save almost 5,000 gallons of water a year only by using an efficient dishwasher to wash your dishes.

Wash Full Loads

With regard to laundry, you can save water by running your washing machine a bit more strategically. In other words, only do laundry when you have enough to do a full load. This saves both water and energy. On the other hand, if you have a huge budget, obtain a high-efficiency washing machine that will automatically adjust water levels to the amount of laundry in each load.

Opt for Water-Saving Fixtures

Another effective method to conserve water is to capitalize on water-saving fixtures, especially showerheads and sink faucets. Low-flow showerheads can conserve anywhere from five to ten gallons per minute, which adds up in due course! Also, if your bathroom faucets don’t already have one, think about installing an aerator. This will help maintain water pressure while reducing the water you use whenever you turn on the tap. Remember to seek your landlord’s approval, if necessary, before making any permanent plumbing modifications.

Keep Cooled Water in the Fridge

Instead of letting the tap water run until it’s cold enough to drink, consider keeping a jug or pitcher of water in your refrigerator instead. This can help prevent wasted water and give you instant access to that cold drink of water you’re craving.

Check for Leaks

If either you or your landlord hasn’t examined your home’s plumbing for leaks, it is suggested to put it on your to-do list. Plumbing leaks, mainly those tiny ones, can waste a great deal of water over time. They also cause water damage in hidden places, which can eventually cause big repair problems. You can conduct a visual check around faucets, toilets, and under sink cabinets. However, to be fully sure that you don’t have a hidden leak anywhere, ask your landlord to hire a plumbing professional for a full inspection. Lastly, being proactive with plumbing maintenance will save both water and money!

 

Implementing small steps like these is an ideal way to conserve water. But if you’re prepared for a Fresno rental home that is designed with water conservation in mind, take a look at our current listings or give Real Property Management Platinum a call!

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