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Bathroom Routine Game Changers

More water gets used in the bathroom than any other room in the house. That’s why it’s important to conserve when possible.

Leaks in the bathroom not only waste water, they can also damage your home. Check for leaks each spring and fall when changing your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Remember to listen to your toilet. If you hear it running long after it was flushed, your tank is leaking into the bowl.

Taking shorter showers is the simplest way to cut water consumption. The next big step towards savings is to turn off the water while shampooing, scrubbing and shaving. Turn it back on to rinse off, minimizing the water that goes down the drain.

When filling the bathtub, be sure to plug the drain before you turn on the water. You can adjust the temperature as the tub fills, instead of letting cold water go to waste.

Skip the blades and step up to an electric razor to trim your water use. For those who prefer a traditional shave, fill a small bowl with water to rinse your razor. This requires less water than filling the entire sink or leaving the faucet running to rinse it off.

Instead of tossing trash in the toilet, use a wastepaper basket. This will limit water use and reduce the chance you will clog your pipes.

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