DIY tasks can be super useful for many reasons. From adding value to your home or office premises to simplifying life, saving energy and even saving water, there are many tasks that you can do yourself.
When it comes to tasks that help you save water, you might be surprised at how simple it can be to get started. With much of the country still facing serious droughts, now is the perfect time to get water savvy in the home with a few DIY projects designed to save as much water as possible.
DIY Tips and Tool Hire for Water Saving Projects
Without further ado, here are the top tips for water savings projects (and some of the ways that you can use tool hire to get the job done on time and on budget).
- Make sure that your home is leak proof. While this is not a typical project per se, regular checks are one of the simplest, quickest things you can do in the home to prevent wasting water. All too often, small drips and leaks are left unchecked for months, all because they were not spotted in time. Do a thorough check of every room in the house, and check outdoor gutters, taps and water fittings as well. If you spot any leaks, call in a plumber or repairman if the leak is serious or fix it yourself if you have the skills and experience. In the case of dripping taps, you can also find repair kits at many hardware shops that help you fix minor drips. If you need to find electrical tools to assist you, we offer an excellent selection of tools for various jobs.
- Replace your bath with a water friendly shower. Baths are fantastic – especially in the cooler weather – but showers use a lot less water. If money allows, consider replacing your bath with a modern shower that has a water smart head. This will save you a good deal on water bills each month, and will also allow you to do your bit for the planet as well. While you’re busy with a bathroom revamp, you could also consider tiling tools for hire to retile the room.
- Invest in a rain water tank. Catching every drop of rain that falls is essential – especially during dry spells. These tanks are a lot more affordable and easy to set up than you may have thought, too. Many stockists sell tanks of various sizes, allowing you to choose the size that is right for your property and needs. Setting it up requires a bit of DIY know-how, but there are many guides available on the internet to help you get started. You can also consider making a concrete base on which to store your tank, or a wooden frame that holds the tank.
- Set up a grey water system. Recycling your dish and bath water is a very good way to save water. Systems vary quite drastically, with very smart, complex systems as well as simple homemade systems to be found. It is best to do some research to work out which system is best for your home. Some people have successfully been able to set up large wheeled bins alongside washing machines to capture overflow, with fittings at the base of the bin allowing hosepipes to be attached. But there are many other types of systems that work well, too. Do your homework and see what is out there!
With a bit of thought, planning and, of course, affordable tool hire in Durban, you can do your bit to save water in your home… without the need for expensive renovations.