Thinking about eco-friendly initiatives is on a lot of people’s minds these days and there are things you can implement in your bathroom that will be good for you, the environment and your wallet! Here are some easy fixes:
Be Water Smart Consider a new tankless water heater, a low-flow toilet, or a water sense faucet for big changes in your water consumption. Don’t forget small changes though too. For example: do you let the water run while you brush your teeth? All of that water is just going down the drain. Simply turning off the faucet is an easy way to save a substantial amount.
Take a Shower Rather than a Bath Unless you take super long showers — 15 minutes or more — a bath uses a lot more water than a shower. Plus, showers tend to take less hot water than baths, which means you also save on electricity when you opt for a spray clean over the long soak.
Get Rid of Leaks In addition to making sure you are conscious of how you use your water, get conscious of how your home is using water. Do you have leaky pipes anywhere? If you do, this is another way your home is wasting water (and money). By identifying and eliminating these leaks, you can save big. Plus, leaks can often lead to mold, mildew, and costly water damage — not something you want to deal with ever.
Use LED Bulbs When LED bulbs were first introduced, they produced a harsh light and were also expensive. Today, you can get LED bulbs in a variety of hues for substantially less. Yes, they still have a bigger price tag, but with the savings you will reap in energy over time and the lifespan of the blub, it is well worth the investment.
Recycle Many of us are already recycling in the kitchen, but it is not uncommon to overlook recycling in the bathroom. And yet, so many products come in plastic and cardboard containers. Rather than toss those in the trash, take the time to add them to the recycling bin with your other items, Mother Earth will thank you!
Use Natural Cleaning Solutions Traditional bathroom products tend to be loaded with chemicals. Luckily, there are a variety of natural bathroom products from which you can choose — many of which you probably already have in your pantry. These may include baking soda and vinegar which are some of the best ways to clean everything from stubborn soap scum to toilets. You can even use half a lemon or a grapefruit sprinkled with salt to scrub shower tiles.
Organic Cotton Bath linens made from organic cotton are comfy and soft. They also require less pesticides to produce than regular cotton towels. They also tend to be made with natural dyes and softeners that are less toxic. This means making them has less of an impact on the environment.
Upgrade Your Bathroom
By deciding to install low flow faucets, toilets, light fixtures with LED’s and even a new leak free tub or shower you may find yourself not only loving your bathroom more, but also making it more modern and environmentally friendly.
Our team at Twoday’s Bathrooms specialize in doing just that, in 2 days or less with custom solutions available.
We are Niagara’s bathroom pros and would be pleased to give you a FREE in home consultation to start the process. Call us at 1-844-TWO-DAYS or fill out the contact form below for a quick response.