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Who knew? Simple maintenance tips to make life easier in your kitchen and bathroom.

Keep those shower doors clean
Having a hard time removing hard water deposits from your glass doors? Try taking a sheet of bounce and wipe those doors down. Fabric softening sheets have water softeners in them. This keeps your clothes soft and your shower glass free of mineral deposits.

Toilet Tank Leaks

Put a dozen drops of green food coloring into your toilet tank to test for silent leaks. If the dye appears in the bowl, you may need to change the ball or flapper. The toilet is leak free if no dye appears within 15 minutes.

Vanity sink does not hold water

Check inside cabinet under sink for objects obstructing movement of lever mechanism. Lever mechanism may need adjustment to ensure stopper is closing fully.

Simple steps that will Save Water:
Another hot summer of unrelenting heat and sparse rainfall has created a need for water conservation. Just a few changes can help save water. The products listed can be purchased in a hardware or home improvement store and easily installed.

Older shower heads use 6-8 gallons of water per minute. save 4-6 gallons of water per minute with a new low-flow shower head or flow-restrictor device.

Most sink faucets use 6 gallons of water per minute. An aerator cuts this in half.

A full tub uses 36 gallons of water, while using a few inches saves 25 gallons.

Older toilets use 5-7 gallons of water per flush. A plastic bottle filled with water placed in side the tank saves about 3 gallons per flush. A new low-flush toilet uses only 1.6 gallons.

Shaving and washing hands:
If water is kept running 2 to 5 gallons are used. Filling the basin uses only 1 gallon.

Brushing teeth:
2 to 3 gallons are wasted if water is run continuously. Wetting the brush, turning the water off, then rinsing at the end uses only 1/2 gallon.

Washing dishes:
Running the tap water when washing by hand uses 10-30 gallons, while a dishpan only uses 5 gallons.

Steady dripping from a faucet can waste 15 to 20 gallons per day. Toilet leaks can double your water bill in just a few short weeks. Fix leaks as soon as they are discovered.

A standard-size dishwasher on normal cycle uses almost 11 gallons. Do not run the dishwasher until it is completely full.

Clothes washers:
A 2.4 cubic foot clothes washer needs between 24 and 42 gallons depending on the water level selection. Regulate the water level to match the size of the load.


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