Washing machines are the biggest water users in the laundry, so are the best place to save water.
Simple ways to reduce water use in your laundry
- Switch to front loading machines - they can use up to 30% less water.
- Re-program machines to remove high water use cycles. Many machines are pre-programmed with fixed cycle duration and fill requirements, make sure these are suitable for your needs. For help with this, contact a commercial laundry specialist.
- Program machines to allow for half loads and quick wash cycles.
- If possible, sub-meter your laundry to monitor water use. Read the meter daily and record the water use, investigate spikes in use as it may indicate a leak.
Check plumbing and fittings
Check laundry plumbing and associated taps, fixtures and fittings for signs of wear and tear on a weekly basis, particularly in shared facility laundries, where taps are used frequently.
Avoid costly leaks by regularly replacing flow restrictors and washers, as part of a planned maintenance program. Check with your plumber if you are not sure how often this needs to be done.
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