With winter holidays just a few months away and back-to-school season in full-swing, now is as good a time as ever for a money-saving plumbing check. Here are a few plumbing hacks to keep you from throwing your money down your drain.
Fix that faucet leak
Over time, a dripping faucet can seem like the loudest sound in the world. Not only that, but it is also a serious money drain. Water you are not using slowly dripping down your drain is water you are paying for. Fixing faucet leaks ensures you are only using the water you pay for — and ensures your utility bill stays low. Plus, earth-friendly water conservation is never a bad thing. A quick check on all your faucets will keep your money in your pockets, where it belongs.
Clean your garbage disposal
Garbage disposals can be tricky things. Sometimes things go down without a hitch. Other times, they can back up your pipes and cause damage that requires professional help. A money-saving reminder: Grease should never go down your drain. Also, avoid putting vegetable skins and other produce down your disposal. For a preventative cleaning, try a store-bought chemical drain cleaner, or call an expert to make sure your disposal runs smoothly through the busy school season.
Check your toilet for leaks
It may not be the first thing you think of, but a leaking toilet is a huge waste of money. Like the leaky faucet, it is taking water you pay for but aren’t using. For a quick toilet check, add a few drops of food coloring to your toilet tank. Water in the bowl will be colored within half an hour if you are experiencing a hidden toilet leak.
Don’t let small plumbing problems become disasters later — call KRK Enterprises today at 1-800-330-7686 for all your Florida home and commercial plumbing needs!