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Water Conservation Tips for Summer

Water shortages have unfortunately become an all too familiar occurrence during summer. In this heat, every drop of water counts. Advantage Seamless, your go-to company for seamless gutters, shares some water conservation tips below. 

Quick Showers and a Five-Minute Playlist

On hot days, it’s tempting to stay in a cool shower a bit longer than usual. Keep in mind, however, that the shower is the third largest water consumer in the average household, coming in third after your washing machine and toilet. 

Timing your showers using a quick playlist would be a fun way of conserving water. 

Fixing Leaks and Toilet Tricks

You should keep an eye out for leaks, especially ones in large water-guzzlers like your toilet. If you find one, shut off the main water valve and have them fixed right away. 

If you suspect your toilet is leaking, add a few drops of food coloring to the toilet bowl. If the puddle starts to show signs of color, then the leak is coming from your toilet. 

Watering Plants Only When It’s Not Too Hot

Wilting shrubs and a dry lawns are a common sight in summer as well. Naturally, you would be more vigilant in watering your plants in this heat, but it’s better to avoid watering at noon. At the hottest time of the day, water quickly evaporates. Water them early in the morning or late in the afternoon instead. 

Rain Barrels and Gutter Cleaners

Rain is a godsend for parched plants, but it can be infrequent. That’s why you should install a rain barrel and a rain barrel diverter to store water for future use. To make sure rainwater flows down all the way to the barrel, keep your gutters clean. You can also ask one of your local gutter installation companies about other gutter accessories that can help make rainwater storage easier. 

If you don’t have time to clean your gutters, for example, consider installing gutter guards. These prevent foliage from entering and blocking your gutter downspouts. 

Advantage Seamless offers premium gutter guards and a wide range of gutter products, including seamless gutters and half round gutters. For inquiries, call us at (320) 460-1338 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Alexandria and Bemidji, MN. 

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