We recently completed our rankings and evaluations of some of the top water-smart companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and we are pleased to display and celebrate these amazing nominees. Thank you to everyone who wrote in! All the companies below have done amazing things to conserve resources and our top company will be announced at the end of the year:
1. Check your toilet to make sure it's running properly.
Put a few drops of iodine in your toilet tank. If the iodine begins to appear in the toilet., you have a leak that may be wasting over 80 gallons of water each day. That's a lot!
2. Stop using your toilet to dispose of trash.
Every cigarette or kleenex you flush down also flushes away several gallons of water.
3. Use a plastic bottle in your toilet tank
Put some sand or pebbles in the bottom of a one gallon bottle to make it heavy. Fill the rest of the bottle with H2) and put it in your toilet, safely away from the flushing mechanism. In an typical home, the bottle may save six gallons or more of water every day without harming the efficiency of the toilet. If your tank is large enough, you may even be able to put in two bottles.
4. Take fast showers
A typical shower uses five to ten gallons of water a minute. Most Americans take way too long in the shower. Do the math!
5. Install water-saving shower devices
Your contractor or plumbing supply store stocks inexpensive shower heads or flow restrictors that will cut your shower flow to about three gallons a minute instead of six to ten. They are quite simple to install, and your showers will still be nice and refreshing.
6. Take a bath instead
A partially filled tub uses less water than all but the fastest showers. Pretty wild.
7. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
The water wasted during brushing your teeth can really add up. Make it a point to use less!
8. Turn off the water while shaving
Much like brushing your teeth with the water running, shaving with the water on the entire time is a bad idea.
9. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
Small drips can add up.
10. Use your automatic dishwasher for full loads only
Better yet, air dry your dishes when possible.
11. Use your automatic washing machine only for full loads only
Your automatic washer uses 30 to 35 gallons per usage.
12. Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables
Use a bowl to clean veggies from the grocery store instead of running them under a stream of water.
The following companies have earned our respect and are certified water-smart for 2020:
Red Rock Fence Company of Allen TX
Goode Gutters of Plano TX
Nash's Automotive of Allen TX
The String Bean of Richardson TX
Dallas Car Buyers of Deep Ellum, Dallas TX
Fort Worth Tree Trimming of Fort Worth
More references and shoutouts coming soon.
From the AP May 2014:
"ND Waterproofing has announced new office locations in San Antonio, Austin and more. The owner, Mr. Conway, is excited to expand to these new cities and offer the same great offerings already in place in the Dallas metroplex. Further locations are planned for 2015 as rapid growth continues with the boom in housing in these areas of Texas and Oklahoma. "
We recently profiled Mr. Conway and he spoke about the need to conserve our natural resources. This green company is an exemplary example of what a business can be and has inspired many copycats here in the Dallas area. For media info, speaking engagements and other news on ND Waterproofing, contact their PR firm for more info.
DK Electricians are a locally-owned, green company in the Dallas area offering a wide variety of electrician services and offers. Contact their electricians today for more and read great testimonials from customers. You can also get a free dryer vent cleaning from Anders at no extra charge to ensure your home is at capacity from a home inspection expert in Dallas. No matter what your needs are, electrical or energy efficiency, DK can help in the same day in most cases.
A few companies we would like to give a big shout-out to. After reviewing some local companies, we found some of the most civil and majestic, eco-friendly and servile Dallas businesses to spotlight. First, Nightcrawlers Pressure Washing and Vent a Hood Cleaning in Dallas uses water-saving equipment and scales well to cover all of DFW. This includes commercial work at restaurants when it comes to grease traps and other objects and antiquities that need help keep a restaurant running smoothly. Props to Shawn and the rest of his team.
Secondly, we spotlight DFW Replacement Windows and Siding. They are in the North Dallas area and provide energy-efficient windows and travel north to offer replacement windows in Plano. This not only saves you money on your electric bill, but also helps the environment by reducing carbon footprints and emissions during both summer and winter. There are many companies to choose from and picking them helps support the little guy. Windows and new siding are a great way to save money on your heating and cooling bills.
Speaking of heating and cooling, Strikeforce HVAC Repair in Dallas, TX works year-round to ensure your home's heating system stays working properly. When used in conjunction with energy-efficient windows and siding, you ensure your home is running at an optimal level and no energy is going to waste. All these companies are prime examples of the resurgence in green-friendly businesses in Dallas.
Rusty Taco offers the best tacos in the Dallas, TX area. Find a location or start a franchise today if you have that kind of cash lying around. Rusty Taco is a cool restaurant in the Upper Greenville area of the University Park (SMU) area that sells cheap, tasty gourmet tacos. We recommend the shrimp tacos or the new fried chicken tacos. The building is unique as it was once a auto repair shop. Check it out today!
Cobalt Commercial Roofing offers commercial roofing in DFW plus industrial roofing and large-scale jobs in Fort Worth. This includes work on apartment complex roof repair, large commercial shopping center roof work and more. Protect your roof this winter from the elements by giving them a call for a complimentary evaluation. We support them as a water smart company and a great resource in the DFW metroplex for all large scale roof installation, repair, remodeling and reconstruction work. For more references please visit 360 Roofing.
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