Record-breaking heatwaves in the western regions of the United States have led to droughts and wildfires. Fresh water is a resource many of us take for granted, and it is important that we continue to preserve it the best we can especially in places where water is scarce. The hospitality industry uses a lot of water, so they have an important responsibility in doing their part to preserve it by taking all the necessary steps to limit their water usage. This will have a positive impact on the community and the individual businesses as the water bills will be reduced. It could be beneficial to look at the different ways water can be saved in the different locations of the property that use the most water. This blog will analyze how water can be saved in the bathroom, the kitchen, the laundry room, and the outdoors.
- Industry experts have said that almost 1/3 of the water usage of a property comes from the bathroom.
- Remove outdated toilets from the bathroom that use anywhere from three to seven gallons of water and replace them with modern toilets that are more efficient and use less water.
- Updating shower heads that are more than 25 years old can reduce water usage by as much as 3 gallons per minute.
- Motion sensors for sinks can help control water usage and guests will appreciate the reduced contact given that the pandemic is still fresh in the many of their minds.
- Make sure staff members do not walk away from the sink with the water running like when they are washing fruits.
- Only run the dishwasher when it is fully loaded.
- Food can be defrosted in the refrigerator instead of using running water from the sink.
- Water basins can be used to wash vegetables instead of using the sink faucet directly.
- Wash guest linens once per each guest stay instead of daily as most
guests will probably not expect to sleep on freshly washed sheets and have a fresh bath towel every day of their stay.
- Laundering less often can save properties money because the towels aren’t experiencing as much wear-and-tear from the washer and dryer and will retain their high quality for a longer duration.
- Properly sort linens for laundering such as putting linens together that will require shorter rinse cycles due to lower soiling levels like blankets and sheets compared to linens with higher soiling levels like washcloths and hand towels.
- Only wash linens when the load is full to help try and reduce the number of laundering cycles.
Outdoor Water Use
- Water the garden and grass every few days instead of daily.
- Try not to hose any sidewalks or parking lots unless there is an important reason.
- Add mulch to plants to help preserve water and help keep weed growth reduced.
- Dispose of any weeds or withering plants to make sure the grass and garden have the greatest amount of water possible.
- Place buckets outside to help gather natural rainwater to use for watering the garden and landscape.
InnStyle is Here to Help You
Many guests will appreciate knowing that your property is taking the initiative to implement steps to help preserve water and take care of the environment. InnStyle values the environment and takes pride in offering products that are environmentally friendly. InnStyle offers a product called the Leak Alertor 6000 which helps detect toilet leaks, overflows, etc. which can help save water from being wasted. Please give InnStyle a call and speak with one of their account managers about any questions that you may have. InnStyle can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667. Their website is https://www.innstyle.com/.