Archive for Environment

Save Water, Texas – Every Drop Counts

Please save water Texas.We are having a serious drought and it doesn’t appear to be getting any better in the near future. We depend on water for life and it is not only our area of the country that is suffering. Everything that we do personally to conserve water seems like a “drop in the bucket,” but together we can fill a bucket with just small changes that are easy to make.  For instance, did you realize that if you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or shaving you can use up to 10 gallons a day. That is significant. Let’s work together to save water, Texas!

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Conserving Water Isn’t Scary

Do your part to save water, and you’ll be glad you did for multiple reasons.

Most water bills went up this year, just when some cities lifted some water restrictions! Read More→

Support The Young Artist In Your Home

Kids and young adults really have a knack for insightful observation and teaching us with art.

Right now, the biggest arts competition in the world is underway, and we want to make sure you’re aware of it. Read More→

Okay, Are We Supposed To Go Green – Or Blue?

American Standard Plumber.American Standard has launched an incredibly insightful and helpful website over the last couple of years called responsiblebathroom.com. While many homeowners are resistant to purchasing low-flow and reduced flow fixtures because of their past performance issues, industry leaders are now embracing this situation by producing superior fixtures at reasonable cost.

They are, however, calling for a ‘bluer’ planet! Read More→

The Real Cost of Ignored Shower Leaks

There’s never a good time to have a shower leak, but this month we’re giving the topic extra attention because it’s Fix a Leak Week, a week to think about the effects of wasteful water habits on conservation efforts. Fix a Leak Week is part of the WaterSense initiative set up by the EPA.

If your child goes to elementary school with a member of the Gary’s Quality Plumbing family, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade teachers were given these worksheets to send home with their students. They are a great way to use math, science, and conversation skills between parent and child to learn about how easy it can be to waste water. Most of us have no idea just how much water is wasted when we ignore simple leaks. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.  Read More→