Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Eco-friendly options in the bathroom

For eco-conscious individuals, the bathroom is normally the place where we can unintentionally waste the most water. From leaky faucets to outdated toilets that use gallons of water per flush, there are plenty of fixtures in the space that drain H2O. However, there are also plenty of ways to conserve the important resource.

First and foremost, you have to occasionally check your faucets, showers, and other plumbing to ensure that they're in tiptop shape and are not leaking.

Next, you have to change your habits! Turn off the faucet when you're brushing your teeth or shaving. You might also want to limit your shower to five to ten minutes.

Finally, replace your bathroom accessories and fixtures with eco-friendly options. Besides installing water aerators on your showerheads and faucets, opt for fixtures that uses less water than their older counterparts. There are plenty of options these days for toilets that use less than 2 gallons of water. There are even models that have dual flush capabilities, allowing you to control the amount of H2O that you use.