If you deal with plumbing clogs on a regular basis, you might find yourself struggling with bent wire hangers, chemical drain cleaner, and unfamiliar pipes. Unfortunately, unless you are a trained professional, all of your efforts might be in vain. Most people don't realize it, but it is possible to damage your plumbing by making a few missteps. If you use the wrong chemicals or you push a little too hard, you might end up dealing with damaged pipes or your clogging problem could get worse. Fortunately, you might be able to use this blog to help you to keep your plumbing flowing smoothly.
Conserving water is a good idea for anyone to partake in, whether you're doing it for the environment, your wallet, or both. If you're trying to find easy ways to reduce the amount of water your home consumes, the best way to start doing that is to focus on the way you get water most often: your sinks. Read on to discover three simple ways to cut down on your water consumption.
1. Low-Flow Faucets
If you haven't upgraded to low-flow faucets, it's a good time to start. Most faucets are now manufactured with built-in methods of reducing the amount of water used by them. Generally, this is accomplished by limiting the amount of water that the faucet pulls through and instead dispersing the water it emits to make the stream still feel heavy and substantial. This means that whether you're replacing the sink in your bathroom or your kitchen, you can still get enough water pressure to clean anything, but you'll be using less water in the process.
2. Fix Leaks
Another common problem that many people have without knowing it is sink leakage. Sinks often have leaks form underneath them, where the water intake connects to the sink. These leaks may be so small that you never hear or see a leak, but you might have noticed that things stored under your sink seem to be damp with condensation.
Unfortunately, small leak or no, leaks can really add up to your water consumption over the course of a month. Leaks are typically easy to fix, and getting them repaired means you don't have to worry about potential water damage happening under your sinks. If you're not sure if you have any leaks, have a plumber perform a quick inspection.
3. Pipe Insulation
Lastly, how your home's pipes are insulated actually plays a big part in how much water you use. Think about it: when it's cold outside, you probably have to run the water for a long time to finally get hot water to come out of the sink. That's a lot of water wasted, especially if you're not capturing the cold water to use it for something else.
If your pipes are old, chances are they either aren't insulated, or the insulation has broken down. Having a plumber reinsulate your pipes will reduce the amount of heat loss as water travels through them, so the water coming out of your sink will be hotter, faster.
Saving water is an easy way to help the environment and yourself. If you're not sure if you need any or all of these services, contact a plumber. Chances are they will gladly come out to your home and take a look around, often with no inspection fee. You may be surprised at the number of ways your plumber can reduce the amount of water you consume.
For more information on faucet installation, contact your local plumbing service.Share
9 April 2018