Saving water in the home

Saving water in the home- Judy QuallsWith California being in a drought, it is an important time to make the extra effort in your home to conserve water. The drought has created a water crisis that is affecting everyone. A few small changes in your house can help make a big difference.

More than 20 percent of a family’s water consumption takes place in the bathroom. Simply installing a low flow toilet can save 6.4 gallons of water with every flush. Installing a low flow showerhead can also help cut down your water usage by up to 3.5 gallons per minute. Putting a faucet aerator on every faucet in your house can save 1.5 gallons per minute.

Installing these small changes is not only good for the environment, but it also can save you money on your water bill. It will also put you ahead of the curve. By 2017, all houses that were built prior to 1994 will have to be retrofitted with toilets that use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush, shower heads with flow rates no more than 2.5 gallons per minute, and other interior fixtures that use less than 2.2 gallons of water per minute.

Judy Qualls, a real estate expert based out of Irvine, California, can help you find the best ways to save money when it comes to your house. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market in the Orange County area and can help find the property of your dreams.