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Reducing Your Water Use

As time wears on, a homeowner's plumbing system tends to degrade. When the system becomes bogged down, it becomes less efficient, and if the system is neglected for too long, the plumbing gets steadily worse. This means that the homeowner has to pay more money for utilities, and it means that they may have some big problems with broken equipment down the road.

Use these suggestions to guarantee that your plumbing system runs efficiently:

Regular Maintenance By A Professional

Regular maintenance of your plumbing system guarantees that it will run smoothly. A professional can come into your home and diagnose small problems before they become a major hassle; this saves you money by helping you find problems when they are still small.

A professional can check your plumbing, clean your drains and make sure that there aren't any problems that you need to worry about.

Update Faucets And Showerheads

When faucets and showerheads get old, they tend to get corroded; the connections, seals and washers tend to break down. When this happens, they leak, and this can increase your water bill or cause water damage to the structures surrounding them.

If your faucets and showerheads are aging, get a professional to come over to your home to take a look at them; they'll let you know if they are degrading, and they'll tell you if you need to replace them. Sometimes, all you need are new washers or seals, but it's hard to tell when you don't have a professional come over to take a look.

Ask your plumber about installing low flow faucets and showerheads; these devices cut your water usage, and they make your system more efficient. The great thing about new low flow devices is that they are pretty technologically advanced, so you don't have to worry about weak water pressure like you had to with older low flow devices.

Evaluate Your Appliances

When you have a professional come to check your appliances, you can find things like leaky washing machines or dishwashers that are costing you tons of money every month. A plumber knows where to find problems, and they'll let you know if any of your appliances are wreaking havoc on your water bill.

For example, dishwashers tend to let food particles slip into a homeowner's drainage system, and these particle cause blockages that build up further down the pipeline. In the long run, problems like this can cost you a lot of money, so it's definitely worth getting your appliances checked out by someone who knows what they are doing.

Interested in going green? Call Kellie Plumbing at (317) 738-2707 to make your Franklin home more energy efficient.