Friday, October 14, 2022

What Does Your Daily Water Use Look Like?

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Are you curious about how much water you use?

We want to share with you some quick statistics to show you how much water you and your family may be using.

Flushing: The average family flushes 13,000 gallons of water each year! Flushing the average toilet uses about 1.6 gallons of water! That’s a lot of water going down the drain. 

Showering: The average person showers for roughly 8 minutes. A commercial shower head has a water flow of 2.1 gallons per minute, and the average shower uses more than 16 gallons of water! 

Laundry: Front-load washers use an average of 12.5 gallons of water per load, while a top-load washer averages 19.6 gallons per load.

Dishwasher: The average dishwasher uses anywhere from 2.4-7.4 gallons of water, depending on the cycle selected. 

Learn more ways to reduce your water usage here.

Maintain Your Septic System With Us

That’s a lot of water for one household! Maintaining your equipment is important to make sure your everyday water use doesn’t get interrupted. At LaChance Brothers Excavating,  Septic cleaning in Brighton MI has never been easier. Contact us today, and we’ll make sure things are clean and running smoothly. 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Reducing Your Water Waste

Are you looking to reduce your water usage? 

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We want to share with you some easy ways to reduce your water consumption 

Don’t Strain Your Drain!

There are many ways to reduce your water usage. Let’s look at some easy ways to reduce water consumption.

Laundry: Rather than doing many small loads of laundry, wait until you have morelaundry to fill up your washer. Doing one large load of laundry every week can reduce your water use by about 25 gallons!

Showering: Installing a water-efficient shower head is an easy way to reduce your water usage, without cutting down your shower time! Some high-efficiency shower heads have a flow rate of 1.8 gallons or lower, cutting down on how much water you use per minute!

Flushing: Newer toilets are designed to be water conscious with their flushing options. The efficient toilets require 1.28 gallons for solid waste and .8 gallons for a liquid flush. That’s saving over a gallon of water per flush compared to older toilets!

Dishwasher:  Energy Star-rated water-efficient dishwashers cut your water use in half compared to that of an average dishwasher. 

Maintenance: Maintaining your appliances is integral in reducing water usage and preventing higher operating costs. Consistently cleaning and maintaining your septic tank can extend the life of your septic system, while a repair on your septic tank could cost anywhere between $5,000-60,000! 

Learn more ways to reduce your water usage here.

Maintain Your Water Appliances With Us

Reducing water usage, maintaining your machinery, and getting your septic routinely checked by a professional can all save you money in the future. With LaChance, Septic cleaning in Brighton MI has never been easier. Contact us today to get your septic cleaned today!

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