The Many Uses of Our Best Resource: Water
Did you know that the human body is around 60% water? Water is absolutely essential to just about every aspect of our lives. As well as keeping you and your family healthy and thriving, water is used to grow the food you eat and create the clothes you wear. It’s important that we take a sustainable approach to our water usage. Read on to learn more about our most important resource.
Our Favourite Drink
There’s no way around it – we need to drink water to survive. When you’re dehydrated, it’s easy to feel sluggish and irritable. Drinking water can lead to increased energy, better brain function, heightened athletic performance and even improved mood. Water is also great for keeping your organs functioning as they should. Some sources recommend drinking around eight glasses of water per day, but the exact amount of water required to stay hydrated differs from person to person. Remember to drink water throughout the day, and up your intake during warm weather or after exercise.
Cleaning Your Home with Water
Water is absolutely essential to keeping your home clean and hygienic. Whether you’re mopping the floors, scrubbing the windows or washing the dishes, it’s likely you’ll use a decent amount of water. Most of your cleaning products are also water based. It’s important to rinse your surfaces with water after cleaning them. It’s never a good idea to leave the residue harsh chemicals on your kitchen counters or bathroom surfaces, so always sponge down with a wet cloth when you’re done. Hot water is the best way to ensure your dirty dishes are cleaned effectively. A dishwasher will heat water to extremely high temperatures, but hand washing in hot water can work just as well.
Cooking with Water
Whether you’re an expert in the kitchen or you’re still working on your culinary skills, it’s likely you’ll use a lot of water. A lot of ingredients, like fresh fruit and vegetables, must be washed thoroughly before preparation. Water also is used when boiling, steaming, or poaching food. Without water, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy those delicious steamed dumplings or that perfect poached egg. Water is also used as a base ingredient in many dishes, including soups, stews and homemade stocks.
A Sustainable Approach to Water Use
With an increased global focus on sustainability, many of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet. It’s a good idea to think about sustainable ways to use water. For example, taking shorter showers, investing in drought tolerant plants and turning off the tap while brushing your teeth are great ways to save water. You could even install a water tank to collect water from the environment to use around the home.
All Things Water
At Efficient Pure Plumbing, we are your water experts. We also provide aircon installations and heating services. To learn more about how you can reduce water wastage around the home, contact us and call +61 3 9792 3261 to learn more about our wide range of services.