Help the environment, and your wallet, by conserving water!
Our Rockville-Olney and of Silver Spring areas experience our share of storms every season, so we see a lot of aftermath from home flooding, which means a lot of wasted water. Excessive amounts of water leaking, bursting, or draining cause these floods. Check out our website for information on how we clean up and restore the flooded areas:
In this blog, we'd like to address water conservation, and to provide you with useful tips you can follow to save on your water bill and to save our natural resources alike. Following these tips can also prevent a water catastrophe from occurring in your home:
- Check your toilet for leaks (the old food coloring trick is a sure way to discover any)
- Check for leaks in pipes and faucets too
- Do not leave you water running the entire time you brush your teeth, shaving or showering
- Purchase water-saving appliances (a shower head is probably the cheapest and will save you)
- Wait until you have enough clothes for a full load to do laundry
- Position your lawn sprinkler in the most efficient way possible. Oftentimes, sprinkler water ends up watering the road or sidewalks
- Plant drought-resistant plants and trees
- Use a broom, instead of a hose, to remove dust and dirt from your sidewalks, etc.
- Reuse water when possible. You can water your garden instead of allowing a lot of the water you’ve used to flow down the drain
- Capture rainwater! Invest in a water drum to catch water from gutters and downspouts
And in the unfortunate event your home or business gets flooded during the next storm, help is a phone call away. Call SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney & Silver Spring North 24/7 at 301-340-1313.
We are here to help!