When it comes to making plumbing improvements to your home, you, of course, want to add value to your home, but there are also plumbing improvements that can help you save money as well. You don’t have to spend a ton of time and money on plumbing improvements to save either. Here are some simple plumbing improvements you can make to help you save.
- Check for Leaks
Leaks are one of the biggest culprits of wasted water and wasted dimes. Being proactive in checking for and repairing leaks is the best way you can save. You should be checking all faucets, under the sink, showers, tubs, and toilets. Detecting a leak quickly and repairing it right away will help you save water, save money on your water bill, and save money on more extensive repairs.
- Protect Your Drains
Drains are often overlooked until there is a clog and this shouldn’t be the case. An ounce of prevention is worth its weight in gold, especially when it comes to your drains. A good way to look after your drains is to install strainers in drains located in the bathroom. This can help keep unwanted hair and soup particles from building up in your drains. Another tip to protect your drains is to watch what you put down the drain. If you are questioning it, avoid it. Some things to avoid putting down the drain, flushing, or putting down the garbage disposal: hair, trash, fibrous food particles, large pieces of food, bones, glass, dental floss, grease, harsh chemicals, paint, etc…some things may seem harmless like flossing dental floss, but over time that dental floss can bond with other object and form a huge mass clogging your drains.
- Install Low Flow
One plumbing improvement that doesn’t cost a lot and can make a huge impact on your ability to save is installing new low flow faucets and showerheads. Replacing old and outdated faucets and showerheads with newer more efficient ones will help you save money, water, and help modernize your space.
- Update Toilets
Updating the toilets in your home is going to be more of a costly plumbing improvement but it can really make a difference in helping you save. Especially if you have older toilets that date back prior to 1994. Some older toilets can require up to 8 gallons of water to flush! While newer toilets can use as little as half a gallon! For many families, this could bring huge savings!
Staying on top of your plumbing maintenance is the best way to save money and water. Schedule your plumbing inspection today!