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In a nation that wastes billions of gallons of water per year, it is very important to play your part to conserve water throughout your day. If you have an Android, there is an app that can help you.
The Save Water! H20 Facts & Tips app is essentially a database of facts about water and tips on how to conserve it. It is a great app to check just before you take your shower, water your garden, or brush your teeth, just to remind yourself how precious the water you are using really is.
You can also save water by scheduling regular appointments with your plumber, to make sure that no pipes are leaking. To speak with a member of our team, contact us at (206) 973-3582.
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If you found our recent blog posts interesting, explore the information provided below. These links contain useful information about plumbing repair and maintenance that could help you save money and cut back on water use. To learn more about our plumbing services, call O’Neill Plumbing of Seattle at (206) 973-3582.
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While excess water use may not seem like a potential area for savings, inefficient appliances and leaks can lead to substantial increases in your water bills. Switching to low-flow fixtures and toilets can cut back on your water consumption and save you a significant amount of money in the long run. Cutting back on water use can also help you do your part for the environment and reduce stress on your home’s plumbing. Here is some information about how much water low-flow fixtures and toilets can save you.
How Much Water Will You Save?
Although the amount of water you save depends on how much you use, low-flow fixtures use significantly less water than their conventional counterparts. Take low-flow toilets, for example. The standard toilet uses approximately 3.5 gallons per flush. Low-flow toilets, on the other hand, use around 1.3 gallons per flush. This means that you are saving 2.2 gallons of water every time you flush a low-flow toilet. Using low-flow fixtures for faucets and showerheads can also lead to significant savings, as they use significantly less water than conventional fixtures.
What Are the Benefits of Saving Water?
Saving water by using low-flow fixtures has many benefits. By cutting back on water use, you can reduce the stress placed on your plumbing system and reduce the chance for leaks and other maintenance issues. In addition, reducing water use will cut your water bills and lead to substantial savings from month to month. Reducing the amount of water you consume will also help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Making the investment in low-flow fixtures will quickly pay for itself. In addition to the financial benefits, low-flow fixtures are also environmentally friendly. If you want to learn more about how much water you can save by using low-flow fixtures, call O’Neill Plumbing at (206) 932-5283. We have been providing quality plumbing services in Seattle since 1917.
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When used properly, garbage disposals can make washing the dishes a much easier task. Unfortunately, many homeowners fail to use these appliances properly, which can contribute to repair issues and clogs.
In this video, you will learn how to properly run your garbage disposal. Blockages are often caused when you use your garbage disposal to dispose of food waste. Instead, make sure to dispose of large pieces of food waste in the trash before washing your dishes. Furthermore, when using your garbage disposal, run cold water from the faucet to help prevent clogs.
If your garbage disposal requires replacement, contact a professional plumber right away. To learn more about how to properly run a garbage disposal, call O’Neill Plumbing at (206) 932-5283. We have been Seattle’s trusted plumbing company since 1917.
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Because they are used frequently, toilets are particularly susceptible to plumbing issues. Problems like leaks and clogs are quite common and can result in more serious problems down the road if they are not addressed. Here is some information that will help you determine when it is time to consider a new toilet:
Frequent Repair Issues
Without proper maintenance and care, your toilet will begin to suffer from a host of problems. These include leaks, clogs, and even a total failure of the flushing mechanism. If you find that you are frequently calling a plumber to repair your toilet, it may be time to replace it altogether. Although the cost of replacing your toilet may be a deterrent, investing in a new toilet will save you money in the long run.
In recent years, homeowners have seen dramatic improvements in toilets. In response to environmental concerns among consumers, manufacturers have increasingly been developing toilets that are environmentally friendly without compromising performance. If your toilet is not working well or is simply getting old, replacing it with a newer unit can lead to savings and improved performance. Features like low flow will save water, put less stress on your home’s plumbing and help you do your part to protect the environment as well.
If your toilet is getting old and starting to suffer from maintenance issues, replacing it altogether may be the best course of action. If you do decide to have your toilet replaced, contact an experienced plumber to help you with installation. Improperly installing a toilet can lead to problems like leaks down the road. If you want to learn more about why you should consider a new toilet, call O’Neill Plumbing at (206) 932-5283. Our plumbers are proud to serve the Seattle area.