Plumbing Tips and Products
- Know how and where to shut off the main water line feeding your home or business, and have the correct shut off tool on hand for an emergency.
- Replace the standard rubber washing machine hoses with braided stainless steel hoses.
- Visually inspect your water heater every six months for any signs of rust and/or leaking water.
- Drain and flush out your water tank every six months. By flushing out the sediments, you will keep your water heater working at its peak operating efficiency and extend its life.
- When your kitchen sink disposer gets ?bad breath?, let it crunch on some ice. Once the disposer gets backed full of slush, turn off the disposer and then flush the ice out with hot water. The ice will usually dislodge the slime build up that causes the ?bad breath.?
- Listen for water flowing in the bathroom when no one is in there. The toilet may have a leaking flapper or water flow valve.
- Visually inspect under all sinks for any sign of water or moisture. Water lines can leak and there is drain pipe under there as well.
- Make sure all hose bibs and sink faucets can be turned on and off without force. Properly operating valves should open and close easily. If not, they may not seal off properly and can start to drip.
- Remember when you see or hear water being wasted, you are wasting money. Not only is the water an expense, but it cost even more for the sewer fee associated with that water.
- Comfort height toilets are better for you. The few extra inches of toilet height will make it easier on your legs and back when sitting down and standing up.
Tankless Water Heaters: All Models
Comfort Height Toilets: Wellworth Model