We all love a clean home and a clean car–but what about clean water?
“When we put something down a drain, it has to go somewhere,” says Max Rose, owner of Four Seasons Plumbing. “We can all do our part to make sure our streams, rivers and ultimately our drinking water stay clean.”
We at DFW Properties would like to present more of Rose’s top tips:
Use non-toxic household products when possible. Whenever something goes down a drain, it eventually ends up in the water supply. While toilets and sinks lead to the sewer system, which is treated, using non-toxic products can be beneficial if the water escapes through a leak or break along the way to the sewage treatment center, or if your house uses a private septic system. Lemon juice, baking soda and vinegar make great alternatives.
Inspecting wells and testing your well water. If a home is served by well water, have it inspected and tested by a certified professional to ensure it’s not being contaminated by groundwater or other underlying sources.
Use native plants for landscaping. Plants native to the north Texas area shouldn’t need as much water or fertilizer as plants that are from outside the region.
Properly dispose of potentially toxic substances. Materials such as paint, pharmaceuticals, motor oil and other chemicals, if not disposed of properly, will eventually end up in the water table. The local pharmacy and police department will dispose of any unused medicines. Check out your local landfill and see if it accepts hazardous waste on scheduled days.
Keep toxic materials away from storm drains. Motor oil, fertilizers, pet droppings and any other manner of toxic materials can find their way to the water supply by way of storm drains.
DFW Property Management.com manages properties in the entire Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. We offer three property management packages: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Please click on the links to read more about each one, or check out our comparison page. Give us a call at 682-200-6700 if you have any questions.