How to save money – Tips from your 24-hour plumber
When it comes to plumbing, most people assume during the colder months of the year this time to worry… but hot and or any days that come with extreme weather can take their toll on your pipes too. Take note of these tips – and avoid wasting money this season.
Garbage disposal system
Not everything is good for the garbage disposal. Bread, corn husks, celery and watermelon rinds (just the kind of things you’ll find at a summer barbecue) absorb water and can easily clog your disposal and drains. Rather put these in the garbage or on the compost heap (plus you greens will appreciate the nitrogen boost).A blocked drain can easily be the cause of gray hairs. If you do run into trouble, you’ll need to get hold of a 24-hour plumber such as Almighty Plumbing to help you out.
Faulty equipment causing leaks
You’re going to be using a lot more anyway during times of extreme weather, so even a small leak will make a big difference to your water bill, sometimes accounting to hundreds of dollars’ worth of wastage. Garden hoses, sprinklers, and inflatable swimming pools are the main culprits here. Make sure that all are in good working order, and replace old or faulty equipment, to cut down on wastage.
Turn the water heater down
Turning down your heater a couple of degrees won’t make much of a difference to in summer. Turning down the temperature on your water heater can save you quite a bit of money. If you’re going away on holiday or away for the weekend turn it off completely and save a bit more dollars
Watch out for sewer line back up
Summer rain and new tree root growth can take a toll on your sewer line during the summer months leading to cracks or worse, breakage of sewer lines. Shower drains or bath tubs that gurgle water when you flush the toilet or run the tap are a classic symptom of sewer line back up. It’s a serious problem, so call a professional 24-hour plumbing service immediately to avoid any costly damage to your home.
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