5 Easy Ways to Save on Plumbing Costs August 21 / 2015
Modern-day living requires a plumbing system that runs smoothly 24/7. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we want you to have a plumbing system that is working up to speed, but we also want you to be able to save money on your plumbing expenses. Here are a few handy tips to help you keep some extra cash in your wallet.
Call a Plumber Immediately When You Notice a Leak
Never put off getting a leak repaired. There is no such thing as a small leak. For example, did you know that a faucet that drips one drop of water each second wastes over 3,000 gallons of water each year? Leaky fixtures can also cause pitting or staining of your sink or tub. Not only is it more economical to fix water leaks
right away, but it keeps your sinks, bathtubs, and showers looking better for longer.
Fix Minor Problems Yourself
Yes! A professional plumber is admitting that there are some things you can safely repair on your own. Simple tasks, such as replacing a toilet valve, toilet seat, or faucet are simple jobs that you can do on your own. Head over to our YouTube channel and check out our demonstration videos. We provide easy-to-follow instructions for minor plumbing repairs.
Have Your Water Heater Cleaned
Lime scale and other kinds of residue inside your water heater’s tank increase utility bills and waste water. Cleaning your tank regularly can prevent this from happening. No one wants to drink water, take baths, or wash clothes in water that has been sitting in a dirty tank. When you hire a professional plumber to clean your water heater's tank, you'll have clean water, your water heater will run better, and you'll keep your utility bills in check.
Take Advantage of Hydro-Jetting and Video Camera Inspection Services
Today’s plumbing technology allows us to use non-invasive approaches to check your entire plumbing system for leaks, clogs, and other problems that have the potential to cause massive amounts of damage. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we use a combination of video camera inspection services and hydro-jetting. Video camera drain inspections allow plumbers to see inside pipes and sewer lines to pinpoint the exact location of the problem. Fast and accurate diagnosis saves YOU money! Hydro-jetting is pressure washing for your water pipes and sewer lines. It works much better than augers or snakes because it completely clears out clogs. Augers and snakes only make a hole through the center of the clog, which is why many blockages reoccur rather quickly. It is essentially pressure washing your water lines or sewer lines and leaving them clear of any build up. Both of these advances can catch problems early and keep your plumbing working better longer.
Ask Your Neighborhood Plumber about Slab Leak Detection
Unfortunately, slab leaks (leaks that affect your home's foundation) often go unnoticed for quite some time. By the time they are noticeable, the damage can be severe. Learn more about electronic and infrared slab leak detection methods to save money and protect your property. Want more money saving tips and ideas? Give your Rooter Hero Plumber a call today to talk about your situation.