Your shower head

Did you know that your shower head may be using as much as five and a half gallons of water per minute? By switching to a low-flow shower head, you can conserve up to three gallons of water per minute. That’s a considerable savings. Low-flow shower heads are relatively inexpensive, and super easy to install, so you simply cannot afford to not make the switch now.

Displace the water in your toilet chamber

Your toilet really doesn’t need to use all of the water it does to flush and then refill. Lift the cover of the toilet chamber and place a brick or large rock in there to displace the water so that you use less with each flush.

Turn off the water when you are not using it

This may seem like common sense, but the truth is that there may be times you are unnecessarily using water that you are not even aware of. For example, if you are brushing your teeth or washing your hair, you really only need to be running clean water when you rinse.

Leaky faucets

That small drip may not seem like a lot, but it can add up a lot over time and cost you a considerable amount on your water bill. If you need some convincing of how much water you can waste with a single leaky faucet, place a bucket under the faucet overnight and see what you are left with.

Choose showers over baths

The average bath time takes a total of thirty-five gallons of water. Compare this to the standard fifteen to twenty-five gallons of water for a quick shower, and it is easy to see why you should skip the bath in favor of the shower.
Your home’s plumbing is a major investment, and one that you will need to last for many years to come. Don’t take any chances with faulty plumbing materials or installation.

Any questions about the Raleigh real estate market, contact Marc Iafrate, MBA at the Capital City Real Estate Group on our website or by phone at (919) 390-7810


 Marc Iafrate, MBA
Capital City Real Estate Group, Inc.
(919) 390-7810

Money Saving Tips | Wake County Real Estate

Let’s face it: financial times are tight for most people these days, and we could all use a little help when it comes to cutting our monthly expenses down. Fortunately, there are some very simple things you can do to conserve on your water usage and save extra money each month. Make sure that you check with your plumber first if you have any questions before performing any home maintenance. Here are some helpful tips to save money on your water bill: