Many things can affect your plumbing system, and over time your system is likely to get bogged down and become less efficient. The problem is that you don’t have the water pressure you need, and you may end up paying more for utilities when your system doesn’t work great. Your plumbing won’t fix itself, but with the right tools, you can make it more efficient no matter how old your house is.
Updated Showerheads and Faucets
You may not want to invest in an entire new shower or sink, but just replacing the showerheads and faucets can make a big difference for little cost. The pieces in your fixtures will wear out over time, and start to leak water. It’s difficult to clean rust and lime off your fixtures, and it may be easier to simply replace them.
Cut the Flow
Toilet efficiency may be cut in half as your toilet ages. If it’s constantly running, you may be in serious trouble in the future. Install a dual flush or low flush unit in your toilet rather than changing the tank float ball’s height. These units use less water to flush, which saves you money and is more energy efficient.
Although this is an expensive option, you may balance out in the long run. Appliances like dishwashers and washing machines can be hard on your plumbing system and your water bill if they aren’t replaced regularly. Older appliances don’t drain efficiently and use more water to do a basic job.
Regular maintenance on your system by professional plumbing contractors can help to preserve your system and ensure that it lasts as long as your house. Not only will regular maintenance catch small problems before they become big issues, it may also help you cut back on your monthly bills and give you peace of mind about the efficiency of your home.
Call Beehive Plumbing today at 801-546-5357 for any questions you have about your plumbing system. Let a professional handle the job.