How to make your Toilet be more water Efficient

Toilet

Blog Highlights:

  • Displacing the water inside the water tank will help decrease the amount of water that the toilet will consume in each flush
  • You can use food coloring to check if the toilet has leaks and to see if the flapper device is functioning properly
  • By bending the metal rod that is connected to the floater, the tank will no longer fill itself with as much water as before
  • If the toilet makes strange noises, and if the tank takes a lot of time to fill up, the filler valve might be dirty or damaged
  • Toilet leaks are typically found where the copper line meets with the toilet

Selecting a Toilet

Toilet

Blog Highlights:

  • Different types of toilets have different efficiency rates when it comes to water consumption
  • Those who want more power in every flush can opt for pressure-assisted models
  • You can buy toilets that are either in two-piece or one piece style.
  • There are toilets that are high, oval, as well as ones that are wall-mounted
  • Toilets also come in different sizes, shapes, and colors to help meet your needs better
  • Standard toilets can cost a few hundred dollars, but high-end ones that can provide you with unique features can cost you around four thousand dollars.

Should I get a Whole-House water Filter?

Typical Whole House Water Filter System

Blog Highlights:

  • Water filters can be used to keep water contaminants at bay
  • Water filters that are installed at the water main are called whole-house or point-of-entry water filters
  • Many experts suggest that unless the water quality is very low, homeowners should only opt for point-of-use water filters
  • 90% of the water that is used in the home goes down the drain; this is why it is often impractical to have whole-house water filters
  • When looking to have a water filter installed, you should look for a company that can provide honest advice and not one that will try to scare you into buying expensive systems

Knowing when to Fix or Replace a Leaky Faucet

Faucet

Blog Highlights:

  • Many homeowners keep on wondering whether they should have their faucet repaired or replaced
  • Replacing faucets can cost as much as $300 for both labor and materials
  • Depending on the quality of the faucet, you can buy ones that are $50 or you can buy ones that cost as much as $200
  • The most common cause for leaks are broken stems for single or multi-handle faucets
  • Many quality faucets are guaranteed for life and you can ask the manufacturer for their replacement parts
  • Some faucets can cost more than a thousand dollars and fixing them would cost less than having them replaced

How can you fix a Jammed Disposal?

Garbage Disposal

Blog Highlights:

  • Fixing a jammed disposal on your own can help you avoid unnecessary expenses
  • A jammed disposal would stop running and would create a humming sound
  • Never put your hand inside the garbage disposal even if it is turned off
  • Any visible blockages should be removed by a tong or with the help of different tools
  • You can reset the garbage disposal by pressing the reset button below the disposal