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California is experiencing its worst drought on record. As temperatures climb, more homebuyers are factoring water savings in their offers.

Here are just a few ways to future-proof your property value against drought:

  1. Check your home’s pipes, faucets and toilets for leaks.
    A toilet leak can waste more than 100 gallons per day.
  2. Install water-saving showerheads.
    These reduce flow to 3 gallons per minute compared to the usual 5-10 gallons.
  3. Use your appliances for full loads only, and upgrade to Energy Star
    Energy Star dishwashers use less than 4 gallons of water per load.
  4. Water your lawn only when necessary.
    If your grass springs back up after stepping on it, it’s not thirsty yet!
  5. Landscape with drought-resistant trees and plants.
    California’s beautiful native plants are natural water-savers, and mulch slows evaporation.

Water-smart upgrades are just one way to protect your investment. Contact me to discuss more future-proofing strategies for your home’s resale value.