Top 5 things any property owner, tenant, or responsible property manager can focus on in keeping their plumbing running and saving money:
- 1. Clearing all debris around an area or roof drain, flushing the line to push any other debris through, and to test the line. This should be done 1-3 times a year depending on what sort of debris collects in a given area.
2. Water consumption assessment. Install a dual flush toilet or an “Ultra Low Fush” 1.2 gpf toilet in your Auburn, Ca home. Over time (in some cases two years), the toilet pays for itself. Another great water saver is a quality 2.5 gallon per minuter shower head. Just these easy steps can save 1000’s of gallons of water a year, and if you install quality components you won’t notice any difference in performance. Do not carelessly leave the water running as a habit.
3. The next time you receive plumbing services in your Grass Valley home, even while getting an estimate, ask the plumber to test the pressure coming in from the water service. It’s simple, and takes under five minutes to do. Any plumber should carry this gauge and offer this service for free. If the pressure is over 80 psi have the plumber provide you with an estimate on the cost to remedy this problem. High water pressure may cause damage and avoidable repairs that cost a lot more over time.
4. Tankless water heaters use approximately half the fuel of a conventional water heater. You receive a 30% tax credit of the overall cost up to $1,500.00. You never run out of hot water, and clear up some valuable space.
5. Keep a constant awareness around your Penn Valley home that it is not OK to dump paper towels, grease, q-tips, tissues, acid, etc. down the drain. This can clog the drain lines and be very costly to the owner if not controlled.