Easy Ways to Conserve Water and Protect Your Septic System

Easy Ways to Conserve Water and Protect Your Septic System

If your home relies on a septic system, it’s a good idea to try to conserve the amount of water you use on a daily basis. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to do. By slightly tweaking some of your normal activities, you can significantly cut down on your water usage and protect the health of your septic system. Check out a few simple ways to save water below!

Cut down on your shower time.

On average, how much time do you spend in the shower? There are plenty of people who spend 15, 20, and even 30 minutes in the shower, and it ends up wasting a lot of water. The occasional long shower is OK, but in general, you shouldn’t spend more time than you have to in the shower. Try to limit yourself to about 10 minutes whenever possible.

Sweep driveways and sidewalks instead of hosing them off.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting your driveway and sidewalk to look clean, but you don’t need to hose them down every few days. By simply using a broom to sweep dirt and dust off paved surfaces, you can maintain them just fine and save water in the process.

Check your plumbing system for leaks.

Even if you have a very small leak in your home, it can lead to a lot of wasted water over time. A dripping faucet can cause you to waste gallons of water every day. If you identify a leak, even just a small one, you should have it fixed as soon as possible to prevent it from wasting water or becoming a more serious issue. By taking care of your plumbing system, you will be protecting your septic system, too.

Conserving water is just one way to protect your septic system. If you’re concerned about the condition of your septic system, the experts at Freedom Septic Service can help. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!

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