Important Facts to Consider during Fix a Leak Week!

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Important Facts to Consider during Fix a Leak Week!

Did you know that if you use less water for cleaning you’ll save energy and protect the environment?

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To understand how water and energy work together, it’s important to ask this question: Have you ever picked up a gallon of water or milk from the fridge? It’s a bit heavy, right? The same happens when a lot of energy is used to carry every gallon of water you use from a drinking water source to a treatment plant that makes it safe to drink.

After water leaves the treatment plant, more energy is needed to carry it through water pipes to your house. Imagine the journey it has taken—and just how tired you would be after carrying that much water all day! Exhausting, right?

When you open the faucet to get “hot water”, it takes energy to warm it up before it comes out of your faucet.The energy it takes to treat and deliver the water that just 10 houses use in a year could power your home’s refrigerator for more than two years! 

Showering Tips, do’s & don’ts!

The shower is a place where we can clean up, cool off, wake up, or relax after a long day. But it’s also a place where we waste a lot of water and energy! Please consider these  facts to save water and energy:
  • The average shower lasts eight minutes. Since a standard showerhead has a water flow of 2.2 gallons per minute, each shower uses 18 gallons of water!
  • If water drips from the faucet after you turn it off, it could be a leak. Call an  Expert Plumbing company such as Benjaming Franklin Pulmbing! 
  • One of the best places to save both water and energy at home is in your shower.
  • Make sure to turn off the faucet all the way after you  take a shower.
  • WaterSense has a special label for showerheads that use less water but still provide a great spray of water when you shower. Try it WaterSense labeled showerhead.
  • Every shower, you’ll save enough electricity to power a 60-watt light bulb for eight hours.
  • Every year, you’ll save the amount of water it takes to wash more than 70 loads of laundry.
  • Ever y Drop Counts! Don’t leave the water on when you brush your teeth.
  • Follow U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program with some tips for how you and your family can “shower better.”
Important Facts you might not know!

·     Water is also used to cool the power plants that generate the electricity we use every day. So, every time your television, computer, or lights use energy, water is being used up too. In fact, it takes 3,000 to 6,000 gallons of water to power one light bulb left on 12 hours a day for a year. Turn out the lights and save both water and energy!

  • WaterSense labeled showerheads use less water but still have power. Estimate how much water they save by recalculating numbers 6 through 9 above using a shower flow of 2.0 gallons per minute. Check out how much water you can save by looking for WaterSense when shopping for a showerhead.

  • There are more than 300 million people in the United States. If each person reduced his or her shower time by one minute, we could save a combined 165 billion gallons each year!

  • Energy we use at home is measured in something called kilowatt hours, or kWh. On average, your home’s television uses 26 kWh of electricity per month. If your family uses WaterSense labeled showerheads, you save more than 370 kWh of electricity per year. With the energy, you’re saving, you could watch 14 months of television!

  • Across the United States, we use more than one trillion gallons of water each year just for showering. Never fear! You and your family can still save water and energy. 
    Leaks account for approximately 1 trillion gallons of water wasted in the United States each year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense, program promotes its annual Fix a Leak Week as part of its efforts to encourage Americans to use water efficiently. The average home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water per year-more than enough to fill a backyard swimming pool. By finding and fixing running toilets, leaky faucets, and dripping showerheads, a family can save as much as 10 percent on its utility bills and save water for future generations.

     If you've already determined, you have leaks and you have found that DIY is not enough for water and energy savings solutions it might be time to replace your leaking fixtures as well as having a plumbing fixture evaluation. If you consult with a plumbing professional, and look for the WaterSense label when considering a new toilet, faucet, or showerhead, you could increase your home's water efficiency.


Remember, Leaks Can Run, but They Can't Hide
Save The Date!!! Fix a Leak Week Event - March 20 through 26, 2017


    

    Our professionals team and our highly skilled plumbers are professionally trained and have the skills, tools, and experience to exceed your expectations. For your Treasure Coast and North Palm Beach emergency plumbing need contact our emergency plumbers, at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.

     We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to solve all your plumbing issues at your convenience. you can also visit us online at: http://www.benfranklinplumber.com/wp/maintenance-service-plans/ for all your plumbing needs.


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References

WaterSense: Meets EPA Critera WaterSense An EPA Partnership Program. (2008, Mayo 08). WaterSense: Meets EPA Critera WaterSense An EPA Partnership Program. Retrieved from https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/learn_more.html#tabs-6

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