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Friday, November 7th, 2014

Saving Money With Preventive Plumbing Maintenance

 

When it comes to you home, you want to make sure everything is up to par and working properly. By routinely checking things around your home, you could actually be saving money. Instead of waiting until the last minute to repair things around your home, stay on top of everything and repair them before the repairs become too costly. When it comes to plumbing maintenance, this is a must as water damage to your home can cost you hundreds, and maybe even thousands, of dollars to fix.

Preventative plumbing maintenance can not only save you money, but it can also improve the efficiency of your pipes and faucets. This in turn lowers the amount of water consumption. Another way to save on water consumption is to replace you old shower heads, which can save you up to 8 gallons of water per minute. If you notice a leaky faucet in your home, you want to look into getting this fixed right away. A leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons a year if left alone. It’s also a good idea to check on your water heater every once in a while to make sure the temperature isn’t too high as this could be costly. If you notice that your water meter has drastically changed, this could be an indication that you have an undetected leak somewhere in your house.
Another way for homeowners to save money is by checking the plumbing of your home throughout the different seasons. For the spring and fall, make sure your gutters, downspouts, and yard drains are free of debris and aren’t blocked. As the weather gets colder, you’ll want to disconnect your hose and store it away for the winter. Keeping your hose connected will cause the hose to freeze and connecting pipes can also freeze and break.

If you notice standing water after a heavy summer downpour, this can be the result of broken or leaky pipes. This is never a good sign as standing water is a breeding ground for insects and germs, making it unsafe for everyone in your home, especially kids and pets. You’ll need to hire a professional plumber to help take care of this problem and get the area professionally cleaned before making use of this area once again.

There are many things homeowners can do to prevent plumbing damage to your home. By catching things right away, homeowners can save money and prevent further damage in their home.

Looking to save money in the long run? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Inc.  today at (319) 266-3513 for plumbing maintenance services in the Cedar Falls area.

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