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Plumbing hints and tips that save

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Conserving water and reducing bills is easier than you think.

1. Turn off those taps

  • If you turn your tap off all the way and it continues to leak, have it repaired or replaced.
  • Investing in plumbing maintenance early can help you save money in the long run.

2. Go for low-flow

  • A 10 minute shower with a conventional shower head can use up to 42 gallons of water.
  • Low-flow shower heads are easy to install and use less water.

3. Don't neglect your drains

  • Use strainers in the sink and bathtub drains to keep hair and soap out of your pipes.
  • Avoid using harsh chemical drain cleaners. They are harmful to the environment and your pipes.

4. Keep fats and oil out of your drains

  • When grease cools, it solidifies and sticks to the insides of your pipes. Over time, it will build up and block the entire pipe.

5. Check your toilet for leaks

  • To test for leaks, drop some food colouring into the tank. If the colour seeps into the toilet bowl within 10 to 15 minutes, there may be a leak.

6. Don’t flush dental floss

  • Today's dental floss is shed-resistant and won't break down.
  • When it enters the sewage system, it bonds with other waste and forms large clumps that block pipes.

7. Keep hair out of the toilet

  • Avoid flushing hair to help avoid a backed up toilet.

 

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