Just before we starting the firstand most important thing is – Know where your house water shut off valves are.
Dripping water may not seems like much but that small leak can turn into a big and costly problem (drastically increase your home water bill). The information below will help you to save money and cope with the most typical problems at home by yourself!
Sooner or later every faucet starts leaking.
When that happens with your faucet take care of it immediately in order to save money and resources.
Do you know that a leaky faucet can waste up to 8 gallons of water per day?
You can easily repair most modern faucets byjustreplacing the cartridge.
A running toilet can cost you up to 200 gallons per day. This means your money is going down the drain and you are doing nothing about this!
Actually, worn flappers are the most typical reason for leaks between the toilet tank and bowl. New flappers cost only a few dollars and they come with an instruction for replacement.
Replacing the flapper or ball inside the toilet tank once a year will save you a lot of money and will prolong the life of your toilet.
Threads that are not connected tightly are the main cause for this kind of issue. Apply white Plumbing’s tape 3 time in clockwise direction and the problem is solved.
Remove the sediment build up. Mineral deposits on the showerhead is the reason for lowering the water pressure to an undesirable level. An easy way to clean the shower head is to place it into a bowl, full with 50/50 white vinegar and warm water. Let it soak there for an hour. Use a small brush to loosen the deposits and return the showerhead to a brand new condition.
A hot water leak not only increase your water bill but it’s a wasting of energy source as well. Every drop dripping outsidelowers the water volume inside. This cause (influx) of a new water volume which has to be heated to the set temperature again and again.
These cycles decrease water heater energy efficiency and increase your water and energy bills.
Some sources says leaking hot water may burning out water heater heating elements. The probability of this happening is small unless water heater fill valve is not working.
Observe your water bills
If you see a sudden increase in water consumption, but you have not changed your habits for use, this may be a sign that you have a water leak that needs to be repaired. Turn off Main Shut off valve and check the Water Meter.
If it’s running you definitely have a leaking main line. Otherwise the leak is somewhere in the house.
In both cases you need a professional Plumber to take care of the problem.
Do not wait until it is too late. Doing nothing is expensive!
Contact Toliny Plumbing & Electric and get professional adviceon how to take care of your plumbing issues from a company with over 25 years experience in the field.