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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It was a pleasure dealing with Tim from Zeek Plumbing and Mechanical. He and his partner did an amazing job. He is an excellent professional. I will definitely recommend him.
Recently upgraded to a natural gas grill and was looking for help to connect the line. Bill came by - very courteous and professional. Quick appointment. Reasonable pricing. Would recommend.
We have used Zeek multiple times and it's always been a great experience. They are informative, prompt, and easy to work with. Will definitely be using them again in the future.
I had a leak from my upstairs bathroom which was coming from an old 3” copper drain pipe connected to the toilet. Tim from Zeek Plumbing replaced the 3’ section of drain pipe with plastic and braced the new pipe to make sure it remained sloped in the right direction. Tim also reinforced the flooring under the toilet which had weakened over the years, and now the support is very strong. Tim was very professional and most importantly wanted to make sure the job was done right!
Purchased a new natural gas grill and needed it to be hooked up to the gas line. Called Zeek in the morning and they came and hooked it up the same day! They were extremely professional. I would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing and will definitely use them in the future should the need arise.
Had Zeek check out my sump pump. Guys showed up early and were very nice. Very knowledgeable and not pushy about offering services. Would definitely recommend them to others.
I woke up to a pretty big leak in my basement. I called Zeek Plumbing around 8am and they were at my house within 2 hours. Tim did and excellent job and also took the time to explain to me what happened and how to prevent this from occurring again. Very professional company.
Had no heat, they had a crew out within a few hours. Explained everything, issue fixed promptly. Nice & friendly guys and not overly priced. Would definitely recommend and use again if need arises.
We used Zeek a few weeks ago for a clogged pipe. At that time we noticed a leak in our septic pipe in the basement. So we asked them to give us a price to replace the pipe. The price sound reasonable so we set it up for them to come back.Tim, Rj and Rich where here 8:00am sharp and went right to work. We where only without toilets for a few hours. They did a amazing job and where finished by 3 pm.All 3 guys are extremely professional and and very friendly. They work well together and all enjoy what they are doMy wife and I would highly recommend them.
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We had a septic pipe clog. My wife called and talked to Steve. He was very friendly and got back to us within a few minutes with a time they would be here. It didn’t take them long and where right on time. The two guys where professional and got right to the problem. We need a few other things done so we will be calling them again. I highly recommended Zeek plumbing!!
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