Have you ever wondered how you could save money on your water bills, Plumbing Tips.
Plumbing Tips Your home’s plumbing system supplies you with the water that you need.
Your water usage is largely based on what you have in your home’s plumbing system, and how you maintain it.
If you devote some time regularly to do some routine plumbing checks, you can save yourself time and money down the road.
A common area for leaks is your toilet.
Leaks can go from the cistern into the bowl when the flapper flange or dump valve is not seated properly.
As the water level in the cistern lowers, the water supply pipe keeps supplying water to the cistern. This can cause you a big expense in your water bills.
You can check your toilet cistern for leaks by putting some food dye into the water of your cistern.
After about 20 minutes, if you see color in your bowl, you can be sure that you have a leak.
Get it fixed by replacing the flapper flange or dump valve in your cistern or call in your local plumber.
You can reduce the amount of water that you use when you shower by replacing your regular shower-head with a low-flow shower head.
These heads use a system of water aeration that enables it to deliver a good shower force without using a lot of water.
You can cut down your water usage per shower significantly if you use a low-flow shower-head, these are available online and at most good plumbing shops.
An old toilet can use an average of three gallons of water per flush. A water-efficient toilet can use around 1.2 gallons.
Overtime, this can add up to a huge saving in your water bill.
To start saving money you could update your old toilet to a new model, or if you don’t want to go down that route, place a brick or something heavy into the cistern.
Doing this you are displacing the water and so your cistern does not need as much water.
Your washing machine also uses a tremendous amount of water per wash. Just like your toilet, there are water-efficient models that can save you money down the road.
Check for high-efficiency washing machines when looking for a new machine. Most new machines now come with a rating label attached so you can compare the difference between each machine.
Check your pipes and your water hose Continuous for any Regular checks sign of water leakage, any form of leakage means your money is running down the drain.
Set your lawn timer in the summer months to water in the early hours of the morning, before the sun comes up.
This gives your plants a chance to drink in the water before it all evaporates into the air.
Fix any leaky taps right away.
Sometimes the fix is as simple as replacing the washer in the tap.
Check the plumbing underneath your sinks to make sure that no leaks are developing.
If you follow these maintenance plumbing tips, you can avert problems in the future.
An ounce of prevention right now can go a long way in saving your time and money down the road.
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