American Leak Detection recognizes Earth Day with water conservation tips

Some people may recycle bottles and cans, others might volunteer to help clean littered parks, and still others will decide to use biodegradable products in recognition of Earth Day on Apr. 22nd. But, American Leak Detection is letting community residents know they can also join the "green" bandwagon and make a huge impact on helping the environment -- right in their homes...

PALM SPRINGS, CA, Apr. 9, 2009 -- Some people may recycle bottles and cans, others might volunteer to help clean littered parks, and still others will decide to use biodegradable products in recognition of Earth Day on Apr. 22nd. But, American Leak Detection is letting community residents know they can also join the "green" bandwagon and make a huge impact on helping the environment -- right in their homes.

"You don't even have to take one step outside your front door to make a difference. All you have to do is be mindful of the way you're using your water," said Stan Berenbaum, president of American Leak Detection. "It takes small steps to conserve water, but the consequences have huge benefits. Our mission this Earth Day is to educate consumers on how they can take steps to take better care of Mother Earth."

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 when 20 million Americans championed for a healthy, sustainable environment. Earth Day is now celebrated every year by environmentalists, recognized in schools by both teachers and students, and is a nation-wide effort where people come together for a common cause. Berenbaum said American Leak Detection is proud to do its part in the campaign.

"Several sources indicate that the average American uses over 100 gallons of water each day. Many times, people waste water without even realizing it," Berenbaum said. "Our goal this Earth Day is to provide simple advice to area residents that will lessen the amount of water they use in their local communities."

1.Think Smart When Using Water Appliances.
With dishwashers and laundry washer machines, you can save gallons of water simply by waiting to use them until you have a full load. In fact, a dishwasher conserves more water than hand washing dishes. According to the American Water Works Association, an automatic dishwasher uses 9 to 12 gallons of water, while hand washing can use up to 20 gallons.

2.Refrigerate Your Drinking Water.
Avoid running the faucet to get a cool glass of drinking water. Let your refrigerator do the work by storing a container of water in there to keep drinking water cold.

3.Conserve Water When Washing Produce.
Use a bowl of water to clean fruits and vegetables instead of running water over them. In addition, always think of ways to reuse water. For example, the water from washing produce can be reused for watering your houseplants or garden.

4.Avoid Unnecessary Flushes.
An average family of four uses almost 900 gallons of water per week, just by flushing the toilet. Keep children from repeatedly flushing the toilet for fun, and dispose of hand tissues, insects and other wastes in the trash, not the toilet.

5.Stop that Annoying Drip…Drip…Drip.
A leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons of water each day, Berenbaum said. That's why it's important to make sure you fix leaks that you notice in your kitchen and bathroom. If you detect a leak, call a professional right away. The sooner you fix it the less water you are wasting.

American Leak Detection utilizes specially-trained experts and quality equipment to detect leaks before they require major home repairs. The company implements its own proprietary methods and technology to ensure the most non-invasive leak detection possible. And, since 1974, the company has been in the forefront of water conservation, Berenbaum said, and has dedicated itself to resource protection.

"Every drop counts," Berenbaum said. "Water is a precious resource and we really should take steps to make sure we're using it more efficiently. We hope these tips help people stay mindful of the ways they use water in their homes. Our recommendation is that they try to do one thing each day that will result in saving water. The more often they look for ways to conserve, the easier it will become routine."

Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Palm Springs, California, American Leak Detection is dedicated to resource protection and eco-friendly services.

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