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Plumbing System Maintenance – Part II

CONSERVING WATER AND KEEPING YOUR PLUMBING REPAIRS TO A MINIMUM–PART TWO

plumbing3) Just so you guys know, there is supposed to be natural bacteria in your septic system. Don’t overuse bleaches, detergents or any other chemicals that might conflict with this. Only use the amount of these detergents you need to and put it away.

4) If your faucet is leaking, check to see how much. One leak per second will add up to 8 gallons a day. At the end of the year this will amount to 3,000 gallons. You might not think a small leak in a faucet is much to worry about. It is. It’s best to stop the leak in it’s tracks. Pinpoint the target areas and get them sealed.

Replacing an old shower head can also save up to 8 gallons of water per day. Remove your old model and put a new one in. You will still be able to use your spraying hose at both high and low levels. Nothing will be disturbed by doing this.