You Should Certainly Get That Leaky Pipe Looked At

Plumbing has been in use in human history for centuries. Indoor plumbing, to be specific, has even dated back as far as 2500 B.C. Plumbing is now a necessity in homes around the globe which means advancements to more efficient methods is commonplace. However, even with advancements in plumbing and plumbing services following, it is important to understand what maintaining your plumbing can do for you.

First off, the average home’s septic system should have an inspection by a reputable plumbing company at the very least on a three year timescale. How often you should employ plumbing services for septic disposal is determined by: the size of your septic and the home it resides with, and the volume of solids and wastewater that are produced in any given home. Wastewater is water than has been used by any human; naturally occurring lakes and or rivers are not considered wastewater.

What is your water usage like? Because toilets eat up 25 to 30 percent of your home’s entire water usage. Those little drips you hear in your sink, they might seem harmless now but before you know it 90 gallons of water are wasted in just a single day, on top of the 70 gallons of water used by each person in your home daily. Employing plumbing services to fixes those slow burning leaks can actually save you up to 10 percent on your water bill.

For homeowners wishing to reduce their water usage, look no further than a low flush toilet. Low flow toilets began circulating in production during the 1990’s when water conservation was a talking point. During that time laws were enacted, in hopes of conserving water, by allowing low flow toilets to be available to the public. Low flush toilets have been a boon to the average homeowner. The EPA, an acronym for Environmental Protection Agency, has ran the numbers and came to the conclusion that you can save an upwards of $90 annually when you employ plumbing services to install a low flow toilet. They are known for using an estimated 1.3 gallons per flush, and with that being said, it is not hard to see why 27 million low flush toilets are currently installed in homes in the United States.

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