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Appliances in Your Home that Waste Water

Conserving water is on everyone’s mind, and it is a good idea with droughts and ever increasing needs for water. There are things you can do to preserve water, save money on your Little Rock bill and reduce maintenance costs.

One thing is to always be on the lookout for leaks, which can waste a lot of water if not repaired. Here are the three biggest wasters of water in your Little Rock home.

Toilets Waste Water

Toilets use a tremendous amount of water, and some estimate they may use as much as 30 percent of the water used in a typical home. This is especially true if they are leaking and constantly running water.

A typical toilet uses as many as four gallons of water in a single flush. There are new technologies that allow for different levels of flushing, and many cities have attachments to allow toilets to work an use less water. Toilets made after 1993 use less water, and those made now are using even less as they are more efficient.

Washing Machines Could Be the Culprits

Running a load of clothes can use as much as 50 gallons of water. Washing machines use about 15 percent of the water in a typical home. They use large amounts in the various cycles of washing. It also takes running some water to go from cold to hot water.

Newer energy efficient models use less water and running larger loads can also use less water in the long run. A smaller load may use the same amount of water as a large load, unless you have a newer model that allows you to adjust the washing cycle.

Clothes washers made after 1987 use less water than previous models, and more modern models are using even less water.

Long Showers Waste Water

Showers also uses a lot of water, perhaps the second most in your home. Showers use just less than 15 percent in a typical home. A typical shower uses several gallons water. People like long showers at times and that uses even more water. A leaky faucet on a shower can also drip a lot of water.

There are special shower heads now available that use less water that are relatively inexpensive What makes showers use water is the rate of water coming out of the shower head. Older showers may spray out four or five gallons per minute, while newer more energy efficient model cut that to 1.5 gallons.

Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Little Rock, AZ home.

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