In the event of an unforeseen problem with the water supply, residents are encouraged to use water only when necessary.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the conservation of water during emergency situations. In the aftermath of record severe weather in 2012 and in advance of a forecasted strong winter, the conservation of water may be required when water mains break or residential plumbing is compromised.
In the event of an unforeseen problem with the water supply, residents are encouraged to use water only when necessary. Toilets, clothes washers, and showers use the most water on average in most households. Toilet flushing should be kept to a minimum during emergencies, and a milk jug or soda bottle may be placed in the toilet tank to reduce the amount of water used during a flush.
Rain barrel water can also be used for toilet flushing, but it should not be used for drinking, cooking, or washing dishes since there may be health hazards present.
Similarly, laundry should be put on hold until water service has been fully restored. Showers should be of the shortest duration possible and the water turned off while soaping or shampooing. In many cases water can be reused, such as bath water. If there are dishes that must be washed, fill a small tub with water and use that for dishwashing purposes.
Once the service has been restored, the cold water tap should be run for a few minutes to clear the pipes. In some cases, water may need to be boiled before use.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage service, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.