With winter on its way out, now is the time to inspect the damage and issues caused by the previous few months of freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. With the inevitable thaw just around the corner, there are a few conservation tips that can help you find leaks and conserve water.
Keep in mind, more than 850 water main breaks occur in the U.S. each day – this means you can’t be too careful when it comes to leaks on your property!
- Check the Water Pressure
You need to take the time to check the water pressure on each building on your property. If pressure is over 80 psi, it can increase the potential for a leak.
- Reduce Lawn Irrigation
Did you know that you can actually train your grass to grow with less water? The key is to train it. One of the best ways to do this is by reducing the amount of water you use slightly each day. This can prevent the overuse of water.
- Check the Irrigation Rain Sensors
There is no reason to water your grass when it is raining outside. Make sure the rain sensors on your irrigation system are working properly.
- Monitor Your Water Lines
Especially the one leading to the swimming pool, as these are notorious for leaks. This can help you save both water and chemicals.
- Check for Leaks Regularly
Make sure to inspect all your units for signs of leaks while performing your preventative maintenance. Also, make sure to check hose bibs for drips and laundry rooms for leaks.
- Inspect the Crawlspace and Basement
Leaks in your home can be devastating, not to mention a waste of water. Make sure you check these areas carefully for any signs of a leak.
- Look for Alligatored Pavement and Wet Spots
Both of these issues in your yard are an indication of an underground leak. If this is noticed, having it repaired quickly is a must.
- Check for Running Toilets
While this may not apply to your landscape, it is still a huge source of wasted water. If you have a toilet that runs continually, make sure to call for repairs.
- Select Turf that Requires Less Water
Consider reducing how much lawn area you have. This can be done by installing a patio or other sitting area. You can also replace your existing grass with options that have deeper roots. These will require less water.
- Purchase EPA WaterSense Labeled Products
These products are proven to help with performance and conservation.
As you can see, there are multiple ways to save water. Taking the time to use these tips can help reduce your water costs and keep your yard looking great. To learn more, contact The IDL Company today.