Last week, The Rain Team reviewed ways to update your coastal home to make it more water efficient in this time of drought. Besides spending money on improvements, which will help in your future sale, there are many everyday ways to be more conscience in your daily routines to cut down on water usage.
Here are just a few conservation tips to help our community reduce and save water:
- Water any outdoor lawns or shrubbery in the early morning rather than mid-day.
- Instead of grabbing the hose to spray down the walk, deck or driveway, use a broom and sweep the dirt away
- Now that spring is upon us, add fresh mulch or bark to landscaping or potted plants to retain the moisture
- Cover your pool when not in use; an average sized pool can lose about 1,000 gallons of water per month when left uncovered!
- Fill up the dishwasher before running its cleaning cycle
- Stopper the sink when rinsing fresh fruits or vegetables
- When cleaning fish tanks, recycle the dirty water by watering your houseplants with it; it’s rich in nitrogen and phosphorus.
- When doing laundry, make sure to fill the washer to as close to a full load as possible.
- Make sure the washing machine is set to the correct water level
- Take quicker showers rather than filling up bath tubs for soaking.
- Don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth, cleansing your face or shaving
There are many other tips and ways to improve water usage courtesy of H2ouse.org. We all need to do our part to keep our communities running adequately.
If you are looking to buy a new home or sell your existing home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. We can also offer you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home to advise you what it is worth. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.
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