With the New Year in full swing, people may still be reeling from all the shopping and spending they had to do during the holidays. One of their new resolutions could be to save money. While you may forgo those cute shoes or new television in order to save a few dollars, there are other things you can do to also help your finances. By checking your plumbing and following our little tips, you can save money without having to sacrifice any comforts.
Pour Water Into Seldom Used Drains
You may have heard the term “use it or lose it.” While this may not relate to all matters, it can be true for your drains. In order to prevent drains from clogging with debris or getting rusty from infrequent use, pour some water down the drain. This can help you check to see that it works and alert you for any minor problems that may occur.
Clear Drains and Gutters
With the winter seasons raging on, it is important to check your drains and gutters and make sure they are cleared. This will help stop any backlog of water, which can lead to flooding.
Check for Leaks
You may be familiar with the dripping coming from faucets. While it may test your sanity, it also alerts you to potential leaks. Check your pipes and toilets to see if there is any excess water going out. This can potentially save you hundreds of dollars on your water bill.
Turn-Off Your Taps
While this may seem like a no-brainer, many individuals forget to make sure that their taps are turned off completely. The dripping water, though seemingly small, can waste up to 15 gallons of water a day. Save your money and make sure your taps are turned tightly off.
At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, we understand the importance of watching your finances. We hope these tips help you reduce your water and energy bill, so that you can spend money on what truly matters to you, whether it be tools or shoes. Call today for a free plumbing evaluation.