The comforts of home may be taken for granted. When we want light, we flip a switch. When we need running water, we turn on the faucet. We are automatically conditioned to have these luxuries immediately when we need them — but they come with a cost. If your water bill has been increasing lately, we’ve got some hacks that could put your hard-earned money back in your pocket!
Check Your Water Meter
Your water meter is your friend when it comes to leaks. If the leak indicator is moving, then there’s a good chance you’ve got a leak on your hands. If you’re unsure where the leak may be coming from, it’s best to contact an experienced plumber to investigate where your leak may be coming from.
Check Your Toilet for Leaks
Don’t wait until you’ve got a leak problem until the last minute. Catching it before it gets out of control can help you save on repair costs as well as your water bill. The biggest water waster is your toilet, so do regular inspections. Simply put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. If you see it seeping into the toilet bowl, then you have a leak.
Upgrade Outdated Faucets
Outdated faucets can cause a host of costly problems for your plumbing. Here are some benefits you’ll reap with a new faucet:
- Better working drains
- Improved water flow
- Prevent clogged drains
Follow Garbage Disposal Instructions
While it may be tempting to put just about everything down your garbage disposal because it’s so convenient — don’t! Not only will the following items ruin your garbage disposal, they’ll wreak havoc on your drains:
- Potato peelings
- Coffee grounds
- Rice, noodles, and pasta
- Corn husks and cobs
- Onion peels
- Fruit pits
- Any kind of citrus peel and seeds
- Banana peels
Give Your Drains Some TLC
Clogged drains are a nuisance, but if you take care of them immediately, you’ll save yourself a costly headache. The best way to avoid a clogged drain is to be careful about what you put in them. Maintenance is also key. A recipe of one cup baking soda and one cup vinegar down the drain can help keep your drain as clean as a whistle!
No plumbing is too big or too small for our professional team of plumbers. Contact AAA Service today for all your plumbing repair and installation needs.