With summer in full swing, most families tend to see an increase in their utility bills during these hot summer months. With the kids home from school and the rising temperatures, we are using a lot more water than we usually do. At Fosh Plumbing, we want to help our customers enjoy a relaxing summer. Here are some tips that will help you to save money this summer!
Double-Check the Faucet
A common mistake homeowners tend to make is not turning off their sink faucets all the way. A leak in the average American household can waste over 10,000 gallons of water per year! Before you leave the sink, be sure to turn off your faucet completely to avoid dripping.
Using a low-flow showerhead can actually save you an enormous amount of water and is super easy to install yourself. Conventional shower heads can use 3-4 gallons of water per minute. By switching to a low-flow showerhead, you can reduce your water usage to 2 gallons per minute. You can find these online or at your local home improvement store.
Listen to your Toilet
If you sense that there is an issue with your toilet, contact a plumbing professional right away. Letting the issue go can lead to costly repairs in the long run and inefficient use of water. If you hear a gurgling sound coming from the toilet, it may be a good time to give Fosh Plumbing a call!
Dispose the Right Foods
Blockages in your garbage disposal can cause various costly repairs. Keep the summer barbecue foods such as celery, fruit pits, watermelon grinds and poultry skins away from your garbage disposal as much as possible. This will help to elongate the life of your garbage disposal and prevent more severe issues down the road.
Keep Up with Routine Maintenance
Did you know that your sewer lines should be flushed every six months? Be proactive with your plumbing! This prevents buildup of large clogs and clears out any tree roots that may have begun to creep into your pipes. It is much more cost effective to take action on preventative maintenance than to wait for a huge repair to come your way.
No plumbing issue is too big or too small here at Fosh Plumbing. From preventative maintenance to major repairs, you can depend on us! Give us a call today at (610) 496-5700 or visit our website for a FREE quote.