Budget-friendly plumbing tips
A few budget-friendly plumbing tips to help you save.
Do Not Tighten Your Tap.
One of the worst things you do to your plumbing fixtures all the time is to tighten your tap excessively. Some of us think it is best to tighten your tap to the extreme to ensure it is not dripping. We believe that we are saving water, but we are damaging our tap’s seal.
Because of the additional pressure, it is subjected to, it will wear out faster every time it is tightened. To avoid this, turn the tap until it comes to a natural stop; do not go further than that.
Watch What You Flush
It’s simple to take it away by flushing it down the toilet. Then you’re shocked by the fact that your toilet is clogged. Certain items should be flushed, while others should be thrown in the trash. If you flush anything other than toilet paper and body waste down the toilet, you may end up with some severe blockages, which we’re sure you don’t want to deal with.
Hygiene products, cotton balls and writing paper, and yes… even the poor goldfish that did not make it. The list goes on, and you will be surprised about how many things you throw down the toilet that should not be. Keep in mind that flushing too much toilet paper at a time can also clog your toilet.
Restrain what you flush to three P’s (poop, pee and toilet paper).
Use A Strainer.
A basket strainer is a tiny but important element of the kitchen sink. It’s essentially a strainer in the shape of a basket that filters debris from the sink to prevent clogging. You may think that it is not as important, but it is one of the most cost-effective methods to keep your plumbing safe. We often put our leftover directly into the sink without thinking that it could get stuck in your pipe, causing a bad smell or even clogging your pipe. The filter will make the task easier to prevent the food from going down the pipe.
They cost around 10 dollars, but the price can go up to 60 dollars depending on what you’re looking for.
Don’t Pour Grease or Oil Down the Drain.
We pour all kinds of liquids down the sink, from our cold coffee to expired juice. We sometimes even pour our cooking oil down the drain, but did you know that this could damage your pipes? It is critical to remember that grease should never be poured down the drain. It will always result in plumbing issues in the end. The oil stops water from freely flowing through the pipes and can completely block them, resulting in a clog and a backup in the sink.
Whenever you pour hot or even warm grease down your drain, it will harden. You won’t notice anything different at first, but this may become a habit, making the water drain from your sink a lot slower.
Don’t Hang Things From Your Pipes.
If you have exposed pipes at home, do not ever hang things from them. Most people that have a basement will know what I am talking about. We can see visible pipes in most basements, and we have the terrible habit of hanging things from them.
It may be as innocent as a clothes hanger with a lightweight t-shirt. Pipes are not meant to support extra weight – you may feel that it is not a big deal, but over time it can get harmful and burst your pipe.
These little things can help you avoid frequent plumbing repairs, but keep in mind that you should immediately call a professional plumber if you found a problem. Let us know in the comments below if our tips have been helpful.