Fortunately, there are several ways to improve water efficiency with differing costs. This article will cover some of the most useful upgrades you can make to your bathtub or shower

Low-Flow Shower Heads

If you want to use less water when taking a shower, you should consider a low-flow showerhead. While standard showerheads use around 2.5 gallons per minute, a low-flow option will often use as low as 1.5 gallons per minute or less.

The reduction of water usage does not affect the water pressure significantly and can still meet your needs. Additionally, the fixtures come in numerous styles, such as handheld, rain shower, and wall-mounted options. 

Water-Saving Bathtubs

One of the main disadvantages of using a bathtub over a shower is the water usage. When filling up a modern bathtub, you will typically need 30-50 gallons of water to fill it up to the top. 

Water-saving bathtubs have smaller designs that require less water to reach a comfortable level for the user. The water conversation bathtub options will use less water while also maintaining a comfortable environment. 

Utilizing Faucet Aerators

A faucet aerator will help to maintain the flow of water in your bathroom and lower water usage. The air will mix with the water and keep the stream steady while the water is coming out. 

These aerators can be installed on everything from sink faucets to showerheads, depending on your needs. If you have lower water pressure, this may also help to increase the pressure in the home. 

Repairing Any Water Leaks or Drips

While this may not seem like an upgrade, if your bathroom has a water leak it will utilize more water per day. The water can also leak into areas of the bathroom, causing mold and mildew. 

If you spot signs of a water leak in your home, you should work with a professional to resolve the problem. A water leak will result in lost money and potentially costly repairs in the future.

Some of the top signs your bathroom has a water leak are:

  • Visible Water Damage
  • Musty Odors
  • Dripping Sounds
  • Higher Water Bills

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Baths By Bee is a top-rated bath remodeling contractor helping Indiana homeowners. If you want to upgrade your home's bathroom, we are the team you need by your side. 

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