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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Zeek has always come through for us these last few years! Tim and RJ are the best!
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.
Huge thank you to Tim (and Steve for coordinating) from Zeek Plumbing & Mechanical. We had a plumbing emergency and Tim was here within 1 hour of calling on a Saturday morning. I highly recommend this company!
I've used Zeek Plumbing several times now and they always do a great job whether its replacing a sump pump or working on an old furnace. Every time I've called they were able to come out very quickly and get the problem fixed.
Tim and RJ were awesome! They squeezed us in and took their time to resolve the issues we originally called for and more. They went above and beyond, were extremely fair, thorough and very professional. My parents have had wonderful experiences with them as well. I highly recommend using Zeek!
Great plumbers, would 100% recommend. Everyone is very friendly and very knowledgeable. This is our second time using Zeek and we will continue using them.
This is the plumber to call if h\ypu are looking fir one. I called in the morning after a flood. They were out Fixing flood and ponding water when I called but Zeek still managed to make it to our house for the repair. Can't say enouch good about them!!!!
My husband and I had our shower temporarily repaired by the incredibly kind and patient Rich and Ron. Our hot water knob would not shut off, and after trying to fix it ourselves— it turned out this was a job for the professionals. We tried calling a few plumbers in the area— naturally we ended up calling quite a few “not so confident” plumbers who didn’t even want to take the time to look at it in the Morris County NJ area. We have a 2 month old and having the water shut off to the entire house wouldn’t have been the best for us. We let Zeek know our situation and they told us they’d give us a call if their schedule opened up. I can tell you— they did not disappoint. They called us with availability as soon as it opened up and Rich and Ron came to the rescue. I was expecting a temporary repair anyway because our shower is on the older side and needs some detailed TLC. What I was not expecting was how quick and efficient the temporary fix took. Rich quickly made the diagnosis, let us know what was going on and patched it up for us. We can now run water to the house again, and take a shower— which was our goal! We are currently awaiting a complete service to replace a few things in order to have this shower running for many more years to come. I will update this review when that service is performed. Thank you Rich and Ron!
If ever you are in need of a plumber, look no further than Zeek Plumbing. We had a water leak going from the street to the house hook up. The repair was completed in an efficient and professional manner and the people were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend and will definitely use them again.
Zeek has done good work for me in the past. Most recently they came through and were unable to complete a job to no fault of their own. Turns out I have a much bigger problem on my hands that none of us expected to find. They made things right and I will be calling them again for work in the future.
I noticed a small leak in our kitchen ceiling and knew it was the upstairs toilet which was very old. I called a ton of plumbers and left messages. Zeek was the 1st plumber to call me back early Monday morning and advised me on next steps so we could get the new toilet installed and taken care of. The two reps were knowledgeable, friendly, explained the issue, what they found and what they were doing. They were also super sweet to my toddler. Price for install was on par with what they had quoted. Highly recommend and will use again (hopefully not for a leak).
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