9 Plumbing Tips, Tricks and Advice You Need to Know

Plumbing is something that every one of us uses and relies on. From our bathrooms to our kitchens, ensuring that all of your plumbing pipes are running smoothly and efficiently is important to your health and happiness. So, here is a list of 9 plumbing tips, tricks and advice every homeowner should know!

1: Repair leaky taps promptly; a leaky tap wastes gallons of water in a short period.

2: Take more showers than baths. You use 15-25 gallons of hot water for a bath, but less than 10 gallons during a 5-minute shower.

3: If your drain is blocked you can pour half a box of baking soda and ½ a cup of vinegar down the drain, then wait 30-45 minutes and pour boiling water down the drain.

4: Toilets and sinks require different types of plungers to remove blockages. Make sure you’re using the correct one.

5: Have an older showerhead? You can save up to 7.5 litres of water per minute by replacing it with a newer model.

6: To clean your dishwasher, pour ½ cup of white vinegar into the detergent cup and simply run the empty machine for one full cycle.

7: You can remove that gross tub ring by sprinkling the tub with salt and taking half a piece of grapefruit to use as a scrubber.

8: A leaky toilet can waste enough water to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool in one year. Now just imagine what that is doing to your bill.

9: Disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, hair, coffee grounds, toothpaste, food particles, oil from cooking and mineral build up are the most common causes of clogged drains.

Hopefully this list of plumbing tips, tricks and advice has helped. If you are beyond DIY repair for your plumbing and you live in the Fulham area call 020 7350 2511 or click here.

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