Spring and summer are beautiful seasons in Boise, Idaho. Once a year during this time, it is always a good idea to perform basic plumbing maintenance to help extend the lifespan of your plumbing while also saving you money on your utility bills. Roto-Rooter offers the following simple tips for basic plumbing maintenance:
Insulate your water heater
Lowering your water heater by just a few degrees can help you to save money on your utility bill. Your water heater should be set no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A water heater blanket is also a sound investment. A blanket will add insulation around the water tank, utilizing less energy to re-heat your water every time you shower or use a faucet.
Replace existing fixtures with low-flow versions
Whether it is your toilet, showerhead or faucet, replacing outdated fixtures with newer low-flow versions can you save you a significant amount of water each month. Water savings equals additional savings on your utility bill. Switching to more environmentally friendly fixtures is easier than you might think. Replacing an old toilet can end up saving you thousands of gallons of water per month.
Whether you are interested in our step-by-step instruction for DIY repair or you need to call in the plumbing professionals of Boise, replacing outdated fixtures is one of the best ways to save money in the long-run.
Perform routine maintenance checks on your drains and sump pumps
Boise’s spring and summers are usually pretty dry. However, when it does rain, it can come down quite hard. If any area of our home is prone to flooding, water damage can be extremely costly to repair. Prevention is key when working to avoid a flood situation. Routinely inspect your home’s drains. If your home has a basement, make sure to perform regular maintenance checks on your basement sump pump to ensure it is clear of any debris and working properly.
Perform our simple maintenance step to see if your sump pump is performing properly – pour a few buckets of water into the sump pump and if it turns on and dispels water, it is working. To have simple maintenance performed by the professionals, contact Roto-Rooter to clean and inspect your drains and sump pump and prevent costly water damage.
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