As homeowners, we are always on the lookout for ways in which we can save money. This is especially true for items that we don't need to be breaking the bank on, such as our residential plumbing systems.
The truth is, many of us are spending way more on water and utilities than we need to be, for the simple fact that we aren't keeping as close an eye on our plumbing systems as we should be. This can lead to money literally being poured down the drain that could otherwise be spend in other places.
One of the first things you should do is outfit all of the drains in your home with strainers that will prevent hair, soap and other debris from clogging up the drain lines. This will save you time and frustration down the road, as you will no longer have to worry about clogs in your shower drains.
You should also be sure to inspect the toilet tank for any cracks or leaks on a regular basis. If you catch a leak early enough it will not be able to do a lot of damage or cost you too much in wasted water. Physically check each toilet in your home thoroughly at least once every couple of weeks.
If there are any exposed pipes in your basement or attic, be sure to outfit them with a layer of insulation to prevent heat from being lost.
If you are having an issue with any of the plumbing in your home, schedule an appointment with a DC plumber from John C. Flood today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about the services that we offer.