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Appliances in Your Home that Waste Water

More than 80% of the bodies of all living organisms are made up of water. It is also estimated that only 2.5% of the water on the earth’s surface is fresh and, therefore, capable of supporting life.

This makes water one of the most precious commodities any living organism should treasure and take good care of. However, this is not the case. Most people have used water without a second thought.

This water is wasted and ends up in the drain without contributing anything to the life forms. Appliances that we use in our Naperville homes consume more than 90% of the water used. Here are the top three water wasters in a home set up.

Naperville, IL Water-Conservation-ServicesDishwasher Machine

It is one of the most commonly used appliances in the kitchen. A standard dishwasher machine is set to utilize at least six gallons of water per cycle. Most of these machines are designed to conserve both water and energy. But how do they contribute to water wastage?

The economy of a dishwasher is dependent on several factors, and they include; the washing habits adopted, the model of the dishwasher and how often you do the dishes.

For instance, you are not supposed to rinse the utensils in the sink and still do them with the dishwasher, a common mistake that most people do. The dishwasher is designed to do all the cleaning for you. Also the more times you do the dishes, the more water you waste.


More than 75% of the people spend at least 15 minutes in the shower every time they go showering. When using high-pressure shower-heads in your Naperville, it can lead to massive water wastage. Utilization of low-pressure shower heads is recommended which are designed to save water in a big percentage.

Toilet also which comes in this category contributes to water wastage. An average toilet can flush 1.6 gallons of water. To minimize wastage, rainwater tanks can be installed for use in showers and toilets.

Washing Machine

The efficiency of a washing machine in water conservation depends on its usage. The most efficient way is by pulling up laundry and then doing the whole lot at once. By doing this, you can save more than a thousand gallons of water every month.

Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Jim Wagner Plumbing at (630) 577-9341 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Naperville, IL home.