Economy Plumbing
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Plumbing Tips & Hints
DIY Plumbing Advice strives to provide you with plumbing and water information that is reliable, responsible, and free. We show YOU how to do it, and do it right the first time.

Kitchen - Water Conservation Tips

  • Eliminate leaks by replacing old washers.  A dripping faucet can waste 3,600 gallons a year
  • Install faucet aerators
  • Keep a pitcher of cold water in the refrigerator instead of running water until it's cold
  • Don't leave the water running while rinsing dishes
  • Don't rinse dirty dishes before loading into dishwasher; scrape clean and let the machine do the rest
  • Don't use a garbage disposal
  • Only use the dishwasher with full loads, and use the "water-saver" setting, if available
  • Don't thaw frozen food under running water

Bathroom - Water Conservation Tips

  • Don't leave the water running while rinsing, shaving, or brushing teeth
  • If you hear running water in your toilet tank, adjust the leaky float valve or hardware
  • Don't use your toilet as a wastebasket
  • Install a water-filled plastic jug or a "toilet tank bag" in your toilet tank to reduce the water used per flush
  • Check for leaks by dropping a small amount of food coloring in the upper tank.  If color appears in the bowl, you have a leak
  • Take shorter showers
  • Install faucet aerators and or water-saving shower heads

Outdoors - Water Conservation Tips

  • Check for and repair leaky garden taps, hose connections, and sprinkler valves
  • Water in the morning or evening, not in the heat of the day to prevent evaporation
  • Avoid watering on windy days
  • Water slowly, thoroughly, and as infrequently as possible to promote deep roots and healthy plants
  • Hold your garden hose close to the roots of plants so that there's little waste and evaporative loss
  • Never let water run unnecessarily
  • Limit car washing.  Use a bucket and a hose with spray attachment
  • Use rinse water from the house to water plants in or near the house
  • Don't use the hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.  A broom will provide more exercise anyway



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