Drought Tips For The Kitchen
When the water is running dry outside, it is important to follow your local guidelines about conserving water. This is to be sure that everyone stays safe and that there is enough water to go around. Check out all the guidelines that your local city puts in place if you are in danger of a drought. Here are a few other tips to help you use less water in the kitchen on a daily basis.
- Repair dripping faucets. A faucet that drips may seem like just a small annoyance, but in reality, you are wasting hundreds of gallons of water each year by allowing it to drip down the drain. Instead, fix the leak or the drip. Add some new plumber’s tape, replace rubber washers or add more sealant to the fixture. If it is a large leak, it may be your best bet to call in the professionals.
- Scrape excess food into the garbage. When you run your garbage disposal, you need to turn on the faucet and let the water run in the disposal in order to keep things from getting stuck. This can be a huge waste of water. Instead, just scrape food scraps into the garbage and no water will be needed.
- Replace your outdated appliances. Appliances like dishwashers have become much more efficient in the past few years. You may not even realize how much water your old appliance is using up every time you run it. Replacing your dishwasher can save you gallons of water, plus money on your water bill. Consider upgrading ASAP.
- Don’t run the dishwasher or washer until you have a full load. Running either machine just to wash a few items is a waste of water. Wait until the entire load needs to be clean before hitting the start button to get the most out of your wash cycle.
- Avoid letting the water run for no reason. Do you need to let the water run for a few minutes to warm up? Use that water to wash a dish in the sink, or to water your houseplants. Do not let water run down the drain with no purpose.
Changing a few small habits can ensure that you have enough water to last everyone in your household. A water shortage is no laughing matter. If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen, call Cardigan Kitchens. We’d be happy to help you make your kitchen more conservation-friendly, while showing you all the options for the job. Give us a call so we can get you started on the way to your free estimate.