Monthly Archives: February 2013

Water Saving Infographic – Great Ways To Save Water

Saving water is one of our priorities here at Gainsborough Showers. We’re always looking for ways we can reduce the amount of water our showers use, whilst still giving a great performance for our customers.

We came across this great infographic from Water Saving Ideas which explains how much water is used in producing food and other household items. It’s a real eye opener! Although many of us often think about fixing dripping taps, turning the tap off when brushing our teeth, and taking shorter showers to save water, how many of us actually consider how much water is used to produce the food that we eat everyday?

At the end of the infographic, it suggests ways you can save water through switching certain groceries (although switching milk for beer sounds fun but we’re not quite sure about that one!)

Water Saving Infographic

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Friday Poll Time: How Long Do You Spend In The Shower?

For this Friday Poll, we’d love to know how long you spend in the shower.

Are you in, washed and out in less than 4 minutes? Or do you prefer to relax and take your time?

Is saving water important to you? And does it determine how long you spend in the shower? Let us know in the comments box!

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14% of UK Homes Don’t Have A Shower

We recently read a report published by AMA Research and found out that 86% of UK homes have at least one shower. That means that 14% of homes in the UK don’t have a shower. This got us thinking about how popular showers have become in the UK, and how today they’re just part of our everyday lives which we don’t really think about. So we decided to do some investigation into the history of showers. We wondered…

Where did showers come from originally?

Who designed the first showers?

How did people wash in the past?

And we found some interesting results. So interesting in fact, that we created a bright and colourful infographic (see below).

Here are some of the key findings:

  • In the UK, 86% of homes have at least one shower [Source: AMA Research] [Tweet This]
  • 30% of UK homes have 2 or more showers [Source: AMA Research] [Tweet This]
  • The average person in the UK spends 8 minutes in the shower [Source: BBC News] [Tweet This]
  • An average shower uses 62 litres of water, compared to 80 litres in a bath [Source: BBC News] [Tweet This]

In terms of the history of showers, we found these interesting facts…!

  • The first showers known to man were Waterfalls! #Natural [Tweet This]
  • The Ancient Greeks designed the first proper showers using aqueducts #Innovative [Tweet This]
  • During the Black Death, almost 1/3 of Europe’s population died – partly due to a lack of cleanliness #Shocking [Tweet This]
  • The First ‘Designer Shower’ was called The English Regency #Snazzy [Tweet This]
  • Electric Showers were originally called Tankless Water Heaters #InventiveName! [Tweet This]

You can read the entire infographic below. We’d love you to share it with your readers. If you would like to, please copy and paste the following code to add it to your site:

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The History of Showers

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Showering Inspiration

For this week’s Friday post, we thought about the words we associate with showering, and we’ve put them together here for you:

Showering Inspiration

Can you think of any other inspiring shower words?

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