The plumbing problem may happen at any time at your home. It not only creates inconvenience. It also may create a great pressure on your pocket. Depending on the level of repairing, it may become costly sometimes. But some preventive measures may save your money on your plumbing system in different ways. Money loss not only happens due to repairing purpose, malfunctions of your home’s plumbing system for an example leaky faucet, may also lead you to monetary loss. This article will give you a few tips to save money on your plumbing system.
Do not Neglect Even Smallest Problem:
Do not neglect the small problem at its very first stage. Sometimes very small problems like seepage, leaky pipe, and leaky faucet take a major look with time. So call a plumber at the very primary stage and solve the problem as early as possible. You may have to spend money for paying the plumber, but, it really saves money in the long run by stopping small problem getting bigger.
Replace Leaky Faucet:
You may have to pay high water bill for a leaky faucet. You may think that how drops of water can raise your water bill. Place a bucket under a leaky faucet and see how much water has accumulated in the bucket in one hour. Then multiply it with twenty-four hours and thirty days. You will get a big amount and then you will understand how leaky faucet increase your water bill. So replace the leaky faucet as early as possible.
Install Low Flow Shower Head and Faucet:
Install low flow shower head or faucet to reduce the usage of water. This helps to reduce your water bill at the end. Replace conventional shower head by this type of shower-head and see the difference in usage.
Do Not Throw Prohibited Items in the Drain
Avoid flushing prohibited items down the drain. The only object that should actually go down the toilet is toilet paper. But some people have habit of throwing items like wipes, sanitary napkins, hairs, cigarette buts, etc. in the toilet and this actually clog the drains and may lead to expensive plumbing repairs. Pour a good volume of water in pipes to remove grease and soap every time you use oil, shampoo, soaps and detergent immediately.
Keep Your Sink Clean:
Do not throw vegetable peel, leftover food or other unwanted things in the sink. It actually leads you to clogged sink. A clogged sink is not an easy problem though it looked so apparently. Regular use of chemicals to clean clogged drains may damage your pipes because these drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals. So regular clogging of the sink may lead to major pipe damage and the result is expensive plumbing repair. Clean your drain regularly to prevent clogging and unwanted build-up.
Pour Hot Water in Bathroom:
If there are spare bathrooms in your house that do not get frequent use, then there may be a chance of clogging problem as dust starts to accumulate in the mouth of the pipe. Mix some vinegar and baking soda in a bucket of hot water and pour it in the pipe at least once a month to avoid the plumbing problem. It will actually help to save money by preventing the clogging problem.