4 Ways to Invest in Better Plumbing and Save
Every day plumbing problems affect good people, and most of these problems could have been prevented with a maintenance and vigilance. At Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter, we see how small problems quickly become serious issues when people ignore the signs.
Would you like to save money on plumbing services? The #1 way to save money is to invest in your home’s plumbing. Here are some ways to keep more money in your pockets and spend less on emergency plumbing repair.
Don’t Ignore High Water Bills
The cost of living rises steadily, but that doesn’t mean your water bill should skyrocket over the course of a month or two. When you haven’t made any major changes to your water usage but have a larger bill, this is cause for concern.
You may have heard that water companies call their customers when there’s suspicion that a leak is causing the higher water usage. While this does happen, don’t rely on a call from your water service provider. Instead, pay close attention to your bill and start investigating the moment you notice a substantial change.
Broken water pipes in the yard and under concrete slabs are the most common reasons for high water bills. When leaks develop in these areas, it’s not always noticeable right away because the leak exists underground. Eventually you’ll notice wet spots in the yard and cracks in the foundation or puddles in your basement, but those usually come much later when serious damage has already been done. The first indication is often the water bill. So, do yourself a favor and don’t ignore high water bills.
Install Water Leak Detection Monitors
New and old homes alike benefit from water leak detection monitors, but if you have an older home, this is technology you want to have in your house. Water leak detection systems are installed on the main water supply line and include a combination of sensors that alert you when more water than usual is being used. You get these alerts on your smartphone or other devices.
The beauty of this system is that you can use your smart devices to remotely turn off the water to prevent potential flooding. This is especially helpful if you’re away from the house on vacation and can’t get home to right away.
Fix Running Toilets
The idea of a burst pipe is scary because it leads to flooding and expensive repairs. However, did you know that a toilet that runs nonstop could cost you just as much money over a longer period of time? When toilets run, it means water is leaking between the bowl and the tank. It’s more than just annoying. In fact, you’re literally flushing money down the toilet.
To add insult to injury, a leaky toilet isn’t hard or expensive to repair. It usually takes less than 10 minutes to install new parts bought inexpensively at your local hardware store.
What’s the lesson here? Don’t wait to fix that leaky toilet. You’re wasting gallons upon gallons of water, hundreds if you wait months to fix the toilet, and the cost to repair is around $20.
Don’t Be Shy. Call an Emergency Plumber
If you have a serious plumbing problem at your home, don’t wait to call a plumber. Emergency plumbing services aren’t as expensive as you think. In fact, most companies don’t charge after-hour fees anymore.
When you need a plumber in Southern California at your home or business right away, call Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter. We answer our phones 24/7 and are always just around the corner from you!