Between house and appliance repairs, owning a home is expensive. Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money, whether with DIY projects or professional help. While you may not think of your plumbing system as a way to save cash, it can be an important one. The experts at Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning put together these home plumbing tips to help you lower your bills (and save your home from potential plumbing pitfalls).
Avoid Liquid Drain Cleaners
When you have a clogged drain, pouring liquid cleaner down there is not the solution it appears to be. The chemical reaction caused by these cleaners can weaken and even melt your pipes. It’s much better to snake or plunge your drains or call in a professional to clean your pipes.
Take Good Care of Your Water Heater
You may not realize it, but your water heater uses a lot of energy to keep your water supply warm. Our professionals recommend insulating your system—this will cut down on the amount of energy wasted every time a faucet is turned on in your home. It’s also important to have a professional clean and tune your water heater to ensure maximum energy efficiency, cut down on the chance of future breakdowns, and catch problems before they arise—all benefits that help keep money in your pocket.
Install Strainers in Your Shower and Sink Drains
It’s always better to prevent problems than fix them. Install strainers in your showers and sinks to catch hair, food, and other gunk before they clog your drains and cause bigger problems than simple water backups.
Tune Up Leaky Appliances
Leaky appliances, such as toilets, can waste a ton of water, leading to higher utility bills. Some fixtures you can tune up yourself—in the case of a leaky toilet, check and adjust the toilet flapper to ensure it’s secure and not allowing water to constantly run. Other issues, such as leaky pipes, require you to call in a professional.
In Need of Plumbing Help? Let’s Chat
Whether you need a licensed plumber to help you fix your plumbing system or just have questions about our home plumbing tips, Sabre’s team is always here to help. Give us a call at 763-473-2267 or contact us online.