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Below are some easy options for you to think about if you are considering customizsing or renovating your home. These changes that you can make are not just limited to changing your appliances but your habits also. The more lifes changes you make, the more water you can potentially save. Harrow Plumbers can help with green issues.

Leaky Taps.
If a tap is left to leak water it will waste around 20 gallons so it’s really critical to get it sorted. It may look expensive to get a professional like a Harrow Plumber but it can save you lots on your water bills in the long term.

Get a Water Filter.
The Brita or maybe another water filter will replace the need to use fresh bottled water. It can filter your tap water and make it taste just as fresh as any so called pure bottled water. You can also, keep a reusable water bottle in your fridge to top up. The last thing you want to do is keep ditching empty plastic bottles.

Turn That Tap Off.
When you brush your teeth, remember to turn the tap off. That free running tap can waste up to 8 gallons of water.

Naturally Unblock The Sink.
If you get a blocked sink, it can be easy and quick to pour a chemical sink unblocking solution down. using these products you are putting chemical toxins down your pipework, which is very bad for the environment. There are lots of safer methods of unblocking a sink like a plunger. If this doesn’t work, temporarily take out the U-bend from under the sink to physically remove the blockage.

Energy Star Appliances.
An energy Star rating will let you know just how much energy appliances like washing machines and dishwashers are using. The appliances marked with an energy star rating are normally more energy efficient than non unmarked appliances and should save you money on your water and energy bills.

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