If you’re looking for steps you can take to reduce your water bill, the kitchen is a great place to start. After all, the room does account for approximately 20 percent of your indoor water usage. These 10 tips will help you save gallons of water in your kitchen every day.
Many people tend to defrost food under cold running water. This is a waste of water when you can just use the microwave or refrigerator to defrost.
After using water to boil foods like potatoes, pasta, and vegetables, drain the water into a bowl and let it cool. Then, you can reuse it to water plants.
Water-efficient dishwashers actually use significantly less water than hand washing. To maximize your savings, only run the dishwasher when it’s full.
A low-flow faucet is highly efficient. You can save up to 3.5 gallons a minute using one for your kitchen!
Most people rinse fruits and vegetables under a running faucet, but there’s a smarter way. Simply use a large bowl of water when cleaning and peeling your produce, and you’ll save yourself gallons of water.
You can save a lot of water by steaming your vegetables rather than boiling them in a pot. Steamers require just a small amount of water to operate.
A leaking faucet can lead to many gallons of wasted water over time. If you’re unable to fix the leak yourself, call on a professional plumber to get the job done promptly.
If you drink tap water, be sure to fill a pitcher and put it in the fridge to cool. This will keep you from wasting water waiting for running water to get cold.
Did you know that garbage disposals need a lot of water to operate? Instead of using the disposal for all your food waste, consider composting as much as you can to save on water.
If you do decide to hand wash your dishes, you can still save water. Plug one side of the sink and fill it with rinse water rather than running the water continuously to rinse dishes.
To learn more about how you can conserve water in your kitchen, contact Hometown Plumbing of Bakersfield. Our prompt and professional team is ready to assist you with all of your plumbing needs.