How to Save Money on Your Plumbing
There are ways to looking after your plumbing that will save you money in the long term. As everyone is looking for corners to cut, maybe cheap DIY isn’t the way but simple tricks can save you a lot of hassle in the future. Usually, most tricks consist of everyday items in your home.
Clean Your Drains
One of the most common drainage problems comes from dirt build up in your piping, a problem that you can keep on top of yourself. Blockages can start smelling and before you know it, you’re dishing out the dosh. Here is how you can clean your drains and avoid those expensive drain cleaners:
- Make sure you get a healthy dose of bicarbonate soda and throw it down the plughole.
- Follow this with boiling water straight from the kettle.
- Repeat this monthly in order to stop the build-up and clogging.
Stop That Dripping!
By having a tap that constantly drips day and night can be costly to your water bill. It’s important therefore to deal with it as soon as you notice the problem. There are usually two easy steps to replace the tap washer, or if there’s a crack then you should replace the fixture. If you don’t feel confident then call in a professional.
Look After Your Taps
To avoid getting to the stage when your tap starts dripping then it’s vital that you look after your fixtures. Limescale can do real damage and apart make them look dirty and rusty. By using a simple mixture of (cheap) white wine vinegar and water and scrub with elbow grease using an old towel. This trick can be used on most parts of the kitchen and bathroom to give it an extra gleam whilst fighting off germs.