As we start to understand how easily water and energy can become wasted, the more dedicated we are to creating greener homes. The room where we must be most environmentally conscious happens to the the bathroom – the place we bathe, brush our teeth, and prepare for the day ahead of us. If we stop for a moment and realize that even the smallest changes can make a difference, we might start with these tips:

Cut Down Shower Time
Every minute counts. In fact, did you know that cutting down shower time by minutes and you can save gallons of water? If you find it difficult to keep track of time, set an alarm or a timer to remind you to finish up in approximately three to five minutes.

Keep Faucets to a Minimum
When you turn on the faucet, don’t turn it to full blast. It’s a habit we can all learn to overcome, but if you can be more conscious of this tip, you can save up to 90 percent of the water you don’t actually need.

Choose Eco-Friendly Fabrics
From bath towels to rugs, choose the eco-friendly types. Non-chlorine-bleached materials, like hemp and organic cotton are high quality and look just as beautiful in your bathroom.

Check for Leaks
Even the simplest tasks, like checking for leaks, can make your bathroom more energy efficient. Leaks waste water, and we all know that many homeowners suffer from leaky household fixtures. But one can make a difference, so call a plumber to properly troubleshoot.

Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make a big impact on your environment. At Blue Mountain Plumbing Heating and Cooling, we are dedicated to helping you conserve water and energy. We proudly serve Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, Virginia. Call (540) 942-2700 for all of your plumbing needs.

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