September 14th marks the first day in our country’s annual conservation week. Being a little more conscious about your water wastage is not only beneficial to the environment, but it can actually save you a lot of money on your heating bills and water rates, all while adding value to your home if you’re planning to sell any time soon.
In this month’s Conservation Week themed blog, our expert Wellington plumbers will talk you through a few ways in which your plumbing can be tweaked, maintained or updated to encourage a more economical and nature-friendly environment in your home and lifestyle.
Update your appliances
Older washing machines, dishwashers, showers and toilets actually use a lot more water than modern models. Younger appliances usually feature built-in eco-wash functionality such as short or half-wash dishwasher loads, and clothes washing machines can run at less power-hungry and water-wasteful speeds. Older toilets are constantly and needlessly wasting water with each flush, and some even waste litres of water while dripping and leaking well after they have been flushed.
For a more economic and environmentally friendly home, ask a Wellington plumbing expert to update your appliances. Our Wellington plumbers are well-versed in all things appliances, so feel free to give us a call and pick our brains for helpful information.
Avoid Wellington plumbing emergencies
Obviously, water is wasted most egregiously in the rare but all too inevitable case of a Wellington plumbing emergency. Avoid unnecessary flooding in your home from a Wellington blocked drain by keeping an eye on what goes down your sinks and toilets – don’t flush anything other than usual human waste and toilet paper. Even flushable wipes aren’t actually flushable! As always, ensure that a professional Wellington plumber’s number is permanently pinned on your fridge or kept as a contact on your phone so that we can address your emergency before too much water is wasted.