When it comes to plumbing, there are many ways that you can save money and avoid the feeling of flushing money down the drain. If you follow some simple tips, such as, reducing your daily water use, ensuring pipes and taps are working properly, you will conserve water and therefore reduce your monthly bills.
7 Plumbing Tips That Save…
Repair Leaky Faucets – A dripping tap can waste up to 15 gallons of water a day. By repairing or replacing a leaking fixture, you will stop wasting water and save money in the long run.
Go With Low-Flow Showerheads – By installing a low-flow showerhead you can reduce your water consumption significantly. These showerheads use far less water. A conventional showerhead can waste up to 42 gallons of water in one 10 minute shower.
Reveal and Repair Hidden Leaks – To determine if your home has any leaks, check your water meter before and after a length of time in which no water was used. If the meter has changed, then there may be a leak hidden somewhere in the home.
Don’t Neglect Your Drains – It is a good idea to use strainers in the bathroom sink and shower drains to keep hair and soap out of the pipes. If you keep your drains working properly, you will avoid an annoying clog. If a drain does become clogged or is draining sluggishly, do not use harsh chemical drain cleaners. This will only damage your pipes and harm the environment. Call Zeek Plumbing and we will snake the drain safely and effectively.
Check Your Toilets for Leaks and Noises – Toilets account for 30 percent of daily home usage so it is very important to ensure that your toilets are leak-free. To test a toilet for leaks, drop some food coloring into the tank. If the color seeps into the bowl after 10 or 25 minutes, the toilet has a leak.
Use Discretion With the Garbage Disposal and Other Drains – Never pour hot grease down the garbage disposal or any drain. Grease can lead to a blockage, as it will solidify and, over time, may cause a clog inside the pipes.
Don’t Ever Flush These Items Down the Toilet – Dental floss, hair and wipes are three items that should never go down the drain . These things, in particular, can wreak havoc with your plumbing system. Floss and hair can bond with other waste and form large clumps that block pipes. Wipes may claim to be flushable, but many times lead to clogs and backed up toilets.
In order to save money on plumbing services, it is wise to consider the following…
Fix some small repairs while they are still small. Minor problems, if not fixed, eventually may become major problems.
Know how to shut off your home’s water. Locate your shut off valve and turn it clockwise in order to prevent a costly plumbing disaster. The difference between $100 and $1,000 can be knowing how to shut off your water.
By following the tips above, you will keep your home in great repair and keep your money in your pocket! $$$ Contact Zeek Plumbing today, 866-635-0200, should you have any questions or need plumbing service.
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Everyone at Zeek Plumbing was so kind and helpful. My heated driveway had a broken pipe but Steve, Rich, and the whole team went above and beyond to repair this as quickly as possible. I highly recommend their business for any plumbing issues you may have.
I’m a new homeowner and didn’t know what to expect when I had Zeek over to help me with a problem I had with a new washing machine connection when I moved in. Not only did they help with the connection, they spent time to explain my heating system to me. Now, two months later they have been to my home for two other problems that came about. While I wasn’t excited about having to spend money, they kept my budget in mind and were more than fair. I have nothing to but good things to say about their work, the people in their office and the people that have visited my home. I recommend them highly.
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The gentlemen from Zeek Plumbing were very professional and thorough in trying to determine the source of our problem. They had all the necessary parts with them to fix the problem and left everything very tidy after they finished the repair.
Tim and RJ were responsive polite and clean. Did a great job very quickly keeping my costs to the minimum they could be.
We called Zeek Plumbing when our office toliet backed up. They came right out and took care of the problem in a very professional manner. They did have to make a second trip, but did so promptly and got the problem solved. We would definitely recommend Zeek Plumbing.
I had a sewer line leaking in the basement where flooring and part of a wall had to be removed. They also had to remove a toilet and replace that connection to the sewer line. .The pipes were repaired, concrete repaired and toilet reinstalled. This was a big job. They knew exactly what they were doing and the repair is all done. They were easy to schedule with, courteous and professional. Highly recommend!!
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A huge thank you to Zeke Plumbing for helping my family, and our old home, on multiple occasions! The response time is consistently fast and the work is done properly. I also very much appreciate the honest proposals as to what is needed and options to get the job done properly, efficiently and cost effective. Thank you!
We woke up this morning to water pouring out of our toilet, all of over the floor, down the to the basement, we were PANICKED! I called Zeek Plumbing and Steve was able to identify the problem over the phone and dispatch someone to come immediately to help us fix the issue. Within an hour everything was fixed and in working order. We're so grateful for the responsiveness and professionalism of his team.
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