It is most certainly true that leak detection plumbers have never played a more important role in the lives of South Africans – here’s how:
As the drought in South Africa continues to takes its toll and carries wreaking havoc on thousands of households and farms, everyone is beginning to feel the effects in ways that we never imagined possible.
It therefore cannot be stressed enough how important it is to save every single drop of water, and to think of smart ways that can make a difference.
If every household and business in South Africa steps up to their game and does their bit through saving water, fixing leaks, watering after dark and recycling all their grey water that usually goes down the drain, then we can beat the drought, one drop at a time.
As South Africans we have become accustomed to the idea of saving electricity to avoid blackouts but as our weather patterns are changing and the country is becoming a lot dryer – a little bit of care and some really smart planning should become the norm.
Here are a couple of water-saving tips to ensure you don’t waste a drop:
- Perhaps the most obvious water-saving tip is to check for leaks – if you cannot locate where your water is leaking from, it is time to call in the experts – leak detection plumbers are the professionals that can find your leak for you, and once the leak is detected will save you an untold fortune of otherwise wasted precious water.
- The minute you detect a leak or suspect you have a leak, call in a plumber and have it fixed right away.
- Leaking hoses on your washing machine and hosepipe also need to be replaced to avoid wasting water.
- Did you know? A leaking toilet, alone, can waste thousands of litres of water in a single day – don’t ignore these issues – do something about it immediately.
- Check to see if your water meter is working – if it is not call the municipality to sort out the issue.
- Be vigilant about water use – what is your largest water consumption area? If it is your garden you can be smart here – grow indigenous plants that aren’t water guzzlers. Group plants together that have the same watering needs – ask your nursery for advice or simply Google for information.
- Stick to water restrictions and water with a purpose – hand-held watering directly onto the plant in question is the best way to water. Mulching with bark or stones will ensure the water does not evaporate too quickly off the soil. Don’t overwater – most South African households tend to overwater their plants.
- It is not necessary to back-wash or needlessly fill your swimming pool – instead use your rainwater to fill the pool; water from the roof can be stored in tanks for watering the garden, although little of this has been evident during this dry summer period.
- And the usual – don’t let the tap run whilst brushing your teeth and washing dishes; showering instead of bathing will save water, too.
Never throw oil down the drain as it pollutes the water – it is time for all South Africans to get smart with water consumption.
If you are concerned about leaks and dripping toilets and taps, don’t wait for that extraordinarily large water bill. Instead – get proactive and call in leak detection plumbers to fix the problem right away.