3 Reasons to Stop Handwashing Your Dishes

Handwashing your dishes may seem like you are saving money. But did you know that might not actually be true? New models of dishwashers are very energy-efficient, plus they only use a small amount of water to complete a load. Here is a look at some of the reasons why you might want to consider adding a dishwasher to your kitchen this year.


Dirty Sponges


The average kitchen sponge carries more germs than a toilet seat. You may think you are cleaning your dishes, but instead you may be spreading the germs around on your dishes. A dishwasher heats the water up to temperatures that kill any germs on your dishes. Instead of using a sponge, let your dishwasher do the work for you.


Less Water Use


Energy efficient models of dishwashers use a lot less water than handwashing. If you leave the sink running while you are handwashing the dishes, you are literally throwing money away down the drain. You can save gallons of water each month, which will also equate to savings on your water bill. Investing in a new dishwasher now might cost a few hundred dollars, but in the long run, it will more than pay for itself with the savings on both your electric and your water bills.


Saves Time


Washing dishes by hand takes up a lot of time. You must wash, rinse, and dry each dish, plus put them all away. With a dishwasher, all you need to do is rinse and load the dishes, add the soap, and the machine will do the hard work for you. Instead of washing the dishes, you can double your productivity by getting something else done at the same time.


If you’ve been washing dishes by hand, consider investing in a new energy-efficient dishwasher for your home. The savings over time paired with saving time will be worth the investment for your home. If you are looking to install a new dishwasher, give the experts at BPI Plumbing a call. We can help you with proper installation, ensuring your dishwasher will work perfectly for years. Give us a call today to start.

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