If you are looking to save on water bills, do not forget to keep these plumbing tips in mind.
Fix Leaks ASAP
If you notice a leaky faucet, fix it right away. Waiting could result in possible water damage and higher water bills. Also, that dripping noise never any fun to listen to.
Conserving water can save money too.
- Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth.
- Run the dishwasher only when it’s full.
- Take 5-minute showers.
- Flush only when the toilet contains solid waste.
- Clean laundry in economy mode or only with cold water.
It’s always a good idea to use a strainer in every drain at home. They keep hair, soap scum, and food out of the pipes. Pour vinegar down the drains and leave it to sit for about ten minutes. Once done, flush it with hot water. Doing this twice a month will prevent clogs.
Updates such as replacing older faucets or shower heads can impact significantly on the bathrooms utility and can lower the water bill.
Avoid putting fibrous foods like celery, corn husks, onions, egg shells, potato peels, and coffee beans. Run water while using the disposal.
It is wise to mark down a quarterly pipe inspection on the calendar. Check for leaks or signs of water damage under sinks, in the basement, under the water heater, and in the crawl space. If you find a leak or corrosion on the pipes it would be best to talk a professional.