From showers and toilets to sinks and dishwashers, water flows out of your home at an alarming rate, says a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Company in Evanston, Il. Using eco-friendly cleaners helps lessen your waste water's impact on the environments, but using less water is equally important. Here are a few simple things that we all can do to conserve water waste, according to Green Up your Cleanup by Jill Schoff.
1. When hand-washing dishes, try not to rinse them under running water. If you have a double-sink bowl, use one bowl for washing and fill the other with hot water for rinsing. If not, use a plastic basin for rinsing.
2. Only run the dishwasher or washing machine when it is full. It takes less water to run one full load than two partial loads.
3. Fix leaks as soon as you notice them. Not only do they waste water, but they become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and insects. Fix that toilet that doesn't stop running, also.
4. Use the minimum amount of soap or detergent necessary for a cleaning job. Too much soap means you'll have to waste water rinsing it off of whatever you're cleaning.
5. Read the instruction manuals for your dishwasher and washing machine to find out the cycles that are shortest and use the least amount of water. You could find you can get away with a shorter cycle- and if you use cold water you can reduce your energy use, too.
6. When purchasing dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters look for ones with a high Energy Star rating.
All of the above suggestions are promoted and practiced by a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il.