Everyone wants some ideas to save money. Here are some helpful ways to save some green and maintain your plumbing systems at the same time.
Prepping Your Plumbing For A Long Trip Away
When you are planning on leaving your home for an extended period of time there are some very important preparation measures to take to avoid coming home to a catastrophe and ruined appliances. First off, check for any visible leaks throughout your home to avoid water damage/large water loss. Second, if your water heater has not been flushed in a while then it is wise to flush it before leaving to prevent sediment build up. A couple good tips to use regarding the freezer/refrigerator are turning off the automatic ice maker to prevent malfunction and throwing food away to prevent it from spoiling and creating moldy unsanitary conditions. Also, cleaning your gutters before you leave is an excellent practice to direct water away from your roof and home, decreasing chances of build-up, mold, and water damage. Next, be sure to check and turn off all outdoor sprinklers and faucets so you don’t return to an overly high water bill caused by excess water and energy usage. Lastly, if possible, turn off the main water supply to your home to prevent a giant water leak destroying everything inside.
The Major Problems With A Leaking Toilet
Toilets are certainly an important factor in day to day living anywhere you go and should be monitored regularly to decrease the chance of a problem arising. Too often someone can have a leaking toilet for a long period of time and not even know it. However, the amount of water wasted from a leaking toilet in a year could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. That could also explain why the bills are higher than they need to be. Luckily, checking a toilet for a leak is relatively simple, quick, and accurate. To check for a leak simply remove the tank lid and drop roughly 10 drops of food coloring in the tank. After waiting 10 to 15 minutes check the bowl to see if the food coloring is in there. If it is then you indeed have a leak and will need to have it professionally fixed. Your next step should be contacting a DC sewer and drain professional as soon as possible to help get the problem resolved and bring the water wasting to a halt.
Benefits Of Installing New Energy Efficient Units
Every day people are striving for newer more advanced methods, practices, and technology. In the world of plumbing advancements, there are always newer more efficient appliances and units being installed to save time and money. For example, new energy efficient washers and dryers can save a lot on energy bills each month while also holding their value. Another example would be new low-flow shower heads and toilets to cut way back on water used per flush/shower. By learning what energy efficient units have to offer you may realize just how much money, energy, water, and time you could save by updating your appliances and units. When it comes to any aspect of plumbing, the more you learn the more you can enjoy your home hassle free.