When your bathroom plumbing fails your life at home is highly impacted. The bathroom is an important part of our everyday life. Shouldn’t you know a little something about your bathroom plumbing? Having at least some knowledge will help you when you inevitably must call a plumber for those small, annoying problems that pop up at the most inconvenient times. Keep your bathroom plumbing up to date with these 3 important things you need to know:
#1 Leaky Faucets Cost a Lot
When you see those drips coming from your faucet, do you walk away or fix it? Most people would think that letting it go unnoticed probably won’t cost them that much but they are wrong. If your faucet is leaking not only do you waste almost 180 gallons of water a month, but you must pay for it too! It would be cheaper to just call someone to fix it. With there being water use restrictions in many states, wasting that much water is very concerning. It probably won’t take that long to fix yourself and if you call a plumber, it will take even less time.
#2 Your Toilet Uses a Lot of Water
You know those children who find entertainment from just flushing the toilet? It doesn’t seem that big of a deal since they are managing to stay out of trouble. Many of you probably don’t know this (if you did you would think twice about the unnecessary flushing of the toilet) but flushing the toilet averages to be about 38% of your household’s water usage. The more you flush, the more you pay. Your toilet is a big determinant of the price of your water bill. Think about that next time you accidentally flush twice.
#3 Set Your Hot Water Heater Correctly
Burning yourself when you turn on the hot water is always an unpleasant ordeal. I’m sure you’ve wondered how to best keep this from happening. It’s just a matter of setting your hot water heater correctly. It shouldn’t be set any hotter than 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Water set to 140 degrees will scald you in a matter of seconds and water at 160 degrees only takes a half a second. To prevent your or your family from this experience, it is best to make sure your hot water heater is set correctly.
Knowing your facts about your bathroom plumbing will help you keep your home running smoothly. While knowing every little valve and device on your plumbing isn’t a necessity, the important things like how your plumbing affects your daily life are. Hopefully with a little research you’ll soon become a master of useful plumbing facts. It may not be something to brag about but it will come in handy at some point in the future.
If you need help with your bathroom plumbing, please don't hesitate to call Rancho Cucamonga Plumbers for help at (909) 219-9588.