THE 4 WAYS TO GET THE RIGHT PLUMBING FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE IN THE SUMMER
1) REPLACING THE FAUCETS AND SHOWERHEADS
It’s bound to happen guys. There comes a point when your shower heads will lose their original stuff. As your faucets wear down, your water connections will get loose. The sealants will also lose their stuff. It’s best to have this looked at by professionals.
It’s going to start to drip. When the dripping happens, the leaks are not far behind. The more you put off the repairs, the worse it will get. It might even get to the point where your energy bill goes up, not down. This is not a good situation to be in, is it?
If you see that some of your faucets are losing their seal and lime/mold is developing, you will need to have this repaired. Same thing goes for your shower head. The lime and mild can and will leak into your water. This bodes bad for those taking a hot bath or shower. It’s better to get the repairs done and out of the way, even if you have to replace a few things before the summer.
2) IT’S BEST TO GO LOW-FLOW…YO!
The more old-fashioned your model toilet is, the more it’s going to be out-of-style. The more it’s going to be prone to bad news and other unsightly repairs. Some of the newer models have features like low-flow and dual-flush. Both of these save money and water usage. This will definitely cut down on your energy bill.
Another thing you need to keep an eye out for is the water running. Have you noticed that your plumbing involving the toilet water is always running. While this might not seem like a bad thing, it’s the beginning of something bad. It means there might be a leak somewhere. The more the toilet water runs on the inside, the more open and big the leak will get. Have it look at.
3) LOWER YOUR HOT WATER HEATER TEMP
Now most houses or offices like to keep the hot water temp at 140 degrees. This is okay, but it should be lowered. If you lower the temp to around 120 degrees, this will prevent any future scalding.
It’s also going to lower your monthly spending on energy. Did you know that keeping the level at 140 will cause over $400 in demand losses? It’s also going to cause about $60 in yearly damages to your home. It’s best to have the temp lowered and keep it that way. You especially want to do it in the summer time.
ONE FINAL NOTE
In order to keep up with the efficiency of your plumbing is to have regular checkups. Have someone come out and take a look at it at least twice a year. One of the times should be before summer hits. This way your maintenance guy can clue you in on any repairs that might need to be looked at.