Who wants to talk toilets? No? Then how about saving money with every flush? While most homeowners are looking at their electric or gas bills for savings, savvy consumers know the value of water conservation. You, too, can increase your water savings by following a few simple plumbing tips.
15 Plumbing Tips
- Toilet leaks- Test your toilet for leaks by adding a few drops of food color into the tank. If the bowl water changes color, you’ve got a leak. Check the working parts for a faulty seal or some other issue. Toilets are fairly easy to figure out but don’t hesitate to call in a plumber to correct the problem if things get complicated.
- Shower heads- Changing out your shower heads to low-flow models won’t alter your showers but should save you some money. These shower heads are easy to install and come in various styles. Another plumbing tip is to make sure the faucet seals are in good condition. Worn out seals can cause slow leaks to form behind the shower walls.
- Kitchen helpers- Cut back on rinsing dishes before loading up the dishwasher; today’s machines and detergents are designed to get off all the stuck on food and grease. Keeping the food and grease out of the sink drain will also cutback on future plumbing issues.
- Low-flush toilets- Consider change your existing toilets to low- flush toilets therefore saving on the amount of water used in every flush.
- Take shorter showers.
- Flush only when necessary.
- Shut off water while brushing your teeth.
- Only run your washing machine with full loads.
- High efficient washing machines- Consider switching out your old washing machine for a high efficiency washing machine since they use considerable less water for each load of wash.
- Cover your spa or pool to avoid evaporation.
- Only wash your cars when it is necessary.
- Consider investing in a high efficiency water heater also call
These plumbing tips should help out any DIY enthusiast. For more plumbing tips or to schedule an appointment check out our plumbing page.