With the pandemic changing the trajectory of our lives and ultimately the way we view the world. Whether it was because hiking, window watching, and watering our plants were the only activities we could partake in, or because you were watching more Planet Earth documentaries, one thing that many of us were able to slow down and realize more than ever is how precious Mother Nature is.
The earth has always been here for us through all of our ups and downs and the least we owe it is to show it how thankful we are. Since everyone wants to reduce their carbon footprint. The best place to start is in your home. Rocket Plumbing will walk you through how to easily change your habits to help our wonderful planet stay that way.
- Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth.
Did you know, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) stated that leaving the water running while brushing your teeth wastes an average of four gallons each time? You can easily prevent that by wetting your toothbrush, turning off the faucet and keeping it off until you’re ready to rinse!
2. Minimize shower time.
Instead of thinking in the shower and wasting water try using towel-time as a time to think and ponder. Put a bucket in the shower while you’re waiting for the water to warm up, and use the water you catch for watering plants, flushing the toilet or cleaning. Install a low-flow showerhead. It may cost you some money up front, but your water conservation efforts will save you money down the road.
3. Only flush toilet papers.
Wipes can take 100 years to break down because they contain non-biodegradable plastics. Wipes and everything else besides toilet paper can and will clog your toilet!
4. Switch to low flow shower heads.
The simple fact of conserving water is reason alone to choose a low-flow showerhead, but there are a host of other benefits as well. You can decrease home water consumption by 40 percent or more, save energy and lower annual heating costs, significantly reduce your monthly water bill, and reduce CO2 emissions by using less energy.
5. Use rainwater to water your plants.
Rainwater is Soft water and hence, safe for plants. Rainwater matches the right pH needed for plants to grow. Rainwater also frees essential elements in the soil for plants to thrive. Lastly it is easy to access and store!
These are just a few ways to reduce waste and save water—you can get really creative when it comes to changing your habits for the betterment of the environment.