Owning a septic system does not have to be synonymous with a headache, provided that you’re responsible and that you stay up on the maintenance. What that entails, in part, is that you, and the members of your home, remain relatively conscious of your water use. The better you get at rationing your water, the less maintenance you’ll have to do with less frequency. To take it one step further, if you invest in the right equipment and accessories, you can minimize your water usage without having to make any big changes in lifestyle. Here are a few great ways to make your house as water efficient as can be, so that when you do have to get your Dutchess County NY septic tank pumping, it can be done without any additional issues.
Water efficient toilets: If you have a look at your water bill, you may or may not be disappointed with the number staring back at you. Regardless, it’s always good to save money and resources, and one great way to do so is to minimize how much water is used when flushing the toilet, as this typically represents some 30% of the water use in your home. If you have an older home, the toilets quite likely hold over 4 gallons worth of water in their reservoirs. The new ones, on the other hand, usually hold less than two gallons. They both do the trick, only one of them is wasting a lot of unnecessary water. Renovations can be a bit of a hassle, but it’s an investment worth making, if you consider the amount of money you’ll be saving on your monthly utilities.
High efficiency showerheads: A morning shower is an important of the day. We need those fifteen to twenty minutes to wipe the cold out our eyes and get the systems running. That’s understandable. But it’s also wasting a lot of money, which in turn is shrinking the amount of time you can wait between septic tank cleanings. But by buying a flow restrictor for your showerhead, you can lessen the amount of water you use per shower and still get the right amount of pressure to get you moving for the early bird.
Wait until you’ve got a full load of laundry: If you put in half a load twice a week, you’ll be using twice as much water as if you put in one full load, once a week. You’ll still be getting the same amount of cleaning done, only one of these methods is going to save you water, which is not only good for you, but is also a much more environmentally friendly approach.
See? Owning a septic system isn’t that much work after all. With a few small changes to the house, you can forget about that tank for the next two years. And once it comes time, all you’ve got to do is call Jones Septic for a Dutchess County NY septic tank pumping and they’ll be happy to take care of everything for you. For more information on their services, which not only include pumping, but also cleaning and septic tank installation, give them a call today at 845-452-1123.