Guide to Having Summertime Fun While Being Water Conscious

Enjoying the summer season can be difficult if you’re continually worried about water costs. Bills are rising, and resources across the country are dwindling, and that’s why so many are now trying to look for ways to cut down on water use while enjoying fun outside this summer.

In this latest post, we’ll present a quick guide to activities you can enjoy while saving money on water outdoors this summer.

Try to Play Games on Dry Days


While you should organize your game days according to your kids’ schedules, you might consider choosing dry days to play those

water games with your loved ones outside, waiting for the water sprinklers is also a good idea.

If you wait for the dry days, you can water your plants and your garden at the same time as you enjoy those warm days outside. When the weather has been wet for a while, try to play games that don’t involve using your water resources.

Swap the Balloons for Sponges

Water balloons can be great fun, but they’re also one of the most common wastes of water resources during the summer season. And so instead of using water balloons and having your kids waste gallons of water during an hour-long balloon fight, why not use sponges?

Sponges can be used to soak up water and retain the water even after being thrown. They’re a great alternative to water balloons as they can be used to mitigate the amount of water resources you use while playing.

Consider a Game of Pass the Water Balloon

While you might consider putting the water balloons down for the play fights this summer season, you can also use a water balloon if you want to play a quick game such as pass the balloon.

To begin the game, have a group sit in a circle and then pass them a balloon filled up with water. Start music on a device and then have them pass the balloon among themselves.

When the music stops, the person left holding the balloon has the balloon dropped on them by the person to their right. It’s a game that leads to lots of fun as the music comes to an end!

 

 

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Useful Water Leak Detection Information

Most water damage that a homeowner may experience comes from water leaks in your plumbing, not from flooding.

Before you treat leaks casually, you should know that not all water leaks are covered by insurance (but of course it depends on your coverage and other circumstances).

Given the threat that water poses to your home and your belongings, you are well-advised to do what you can to prevent leaks. If you discover a leak, you should deal with it right away.

Leak Detection

There are circumstances where it is hard to determine the source of a leak.

In those cases, you will need to rely on your plumber, their training, and their highly technical diagnostic equipment. But in many cases, you will be able to determine that you have a leak.

You may even be able to find where it is coming from on your own. This is useful because it can expedite repairs. Water leaks can do damage very quickly.

Some typical signs of a leak are:ceiling-leak

  • increase in water bills
  • a lack of water pressure
  • the appearance of damp spots on the walls or flooring
  • hearing water flowing through pipes even when turned off
  • mold growth

To narrow down where the leak is coming from, look for water damage on floors and especially on ceilings. If you’ve got a leak in your bathroom (which is common) there will be spots on your ceiling.

Don’t forget to look underneath sinks for pipes that are producing moisture on the outside and underneath appliances that t can also leak a great deal.

Leak Prevention

A lot of leaks are caused by corrosion in old pipes. If you have an older home, what about upgrading your pipes, particularly if they are made of copper? PVC is less prone to leaks and worth the investment.

Make sure to keep items that don’t belong in your pipes out, because clogs can cause stress and damage to your pipes. An annual drain cleaning is a good idea, and you can get your pipes inspected at the same time.

Don’t Let Water Damage Your Home

One of the biggest problems that come with water damage is mold growth. Don’t let that happen to you.

mold

Mold needs nutrients (i.e. your drywall or carpet) and water to proliferate.

Inhaling those spores can be dangerous.

When water contacts your home’s structural components, they can move, making your home unsafe.

Your belongings are also at risk of damage- or being destroyed altogether.

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