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6 Tips for Conserving Water in Your Rental Home

Vinton Tenant Using a Water-Efficient FaucetYou’re not alone in your desire to do more to conserve water. Nowadays, numerous individuals are concerned about ensuring that future generations have access to clean drinking water – and for a valid reason. Globally, fresh drinking water is shockingly restricted – only about 3% of all the water on Earth is freshwater, and of that, 2.5% is locked in ice caps, the atmosphere, or deep underground. That leaves only 0.5% available for drinking. Water conservation is an essential component of being a conscientious citizen of the world. Furthermore, there are many simple things that you can do to conserve water each day, even if you rent your Vinton home. Here are a couple of tips to get you started.

Turn Off the Taps

One of the ideal approaches to conserve water is to reduce how much water goes down the drain. For instance, you can save a lot of water by just turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth, soaping up in the shower, or washing dishes. By utilizing only as much water as you need, you can conserve hundreds of gallons of water each year.

Run Your Dishwasher

While it may appear unreasonable, washing dishes by hand uses a lot more water than using your dishwasher. This is particularly the case if you have a water-conserving dishwasher model. As indicated by certain estimates, you can cut your water consumption in half and save almost 5,000 gallons of water a year only by using an efficient dishwasher to clean your dishes.

Wash Full Loads

You can save water by utilizing your washing machine a little more strategically with regard to laundry. For instance, only do laundry when you have enough to do a full load. This saves both water and energy. Otherwise, if your budget permits, purchase a high-efficiency washing machine that will automatically adjust water levels to the amount of laundry in each load.

Opt for Water-Saving Fixtures

Another ideal approach to conserve water is to invest in water-saving fixtures, particularly showerheads and sink faucets. Low-flow showerheads can conserve anywhere from five to ten gallons per minute, which adds up in the long run! What is more, if your bathroom faucets do not yet have one, consider installing an aerator. This will help maintain water pressure at the same time reducing the water you utilize whenever you turn on the tap. Only remember to get your landlord’s approval, if necessary, before making any permanent plumbing changes.

Keep Cooled Water in the Fridge

In place of letting the tap water run until it’s cold enough to consume, think about having a jug or pitcher of water in your refrigerator as an alternative. This can help prevent wasted water and have fast access to that cold drink of water you prefer.

Check for Leaks

If you and your landlord haven’t examined your home’s plumbing for leaks, it is advisable to put it on your to-do list. Plumbing leaks, including little ones, can waste a significant quantity of water over the years. They also result in water damage in hidden places that can sooner or later bring about big repair problems. You can perform a visual check around faucets, toilets, and under sink cabinets. However, if you want to be very certain that you don’t have a hidden leak someplace, ask your landlord to hire a plumbing professional for a full inspection. In the end, being proactive with plumbing maintenance will save both water and money!


Following small steps like these are an excellent way to conserve water. However, if you’re ready for a Vinton rental home that is designed with water conservation in mind, take a look at our current listings or give Real Property Management Colonial a call!

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