Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Reduce Your Summer Water Usage

Household water usage increases significantly over the summer months with an estimated 30-70% of water being used outdoors according to the EPA.  Consider purchasing a rainwater catchment barrel to curb your outdoor water usage and save money on your water bill.  

It's also estimated that 50% of water is wasted through evaporation due to poor watering practices.  In order to reduce evaporation, avoid watering your garden during the heat of the day. Generally, early morning or late afternoon are the best times.   

Lastly, consider upgrading your toilets and fixtures to newer low flow options to save money on your water bill and reduce your overall usage. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Vote For Us Now!

We've been nominated Best Plumbing Company in Worcester County, please don't forget to vote for us on Coastal Style's website: 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Plumbing Tips

-Think About Saving Water:  Call a plumber to have them do a quick assessment of your fixtures (you can also click here to calculate your water usage). Upgrading your fixtures to more efficient/water saving fixtures can save you tens of thousands of gallons of water every year.  Not only will this save you money on your water bill, but ten thousand gallons is enough drinking water to last the average person about 50+ years.  Small changes can make a big difference!  Also, consider getting a rainwater catchment barrel to use for watering your outdoor plants.

-Flushing Your Water Heater: Water heaters (both regular water heaters and tank-less water heaters) should be flushed on a regular basis (we suggest once a year). Over time, inches of sediment can build up in your regular water heater. Tank-less water heaters also need to be flushed with vinegar to keep lime and scale from corroding the heat exchanger piping.  Having your water heater flushed regularly can help prolong it's life and keep it running efficiently. Spring is also a good time to do a quick visual assessment of your water heater. If you have a tanked water heater that is showing signs of rust, it's time to call a plumber!!  Generally tanked water heaters last anywhere from 10-15 years.  

-De-winterization:  If your home has been vacant all winter, we highly recommend having a plumber de-winterize it (even if it has been winterized). During the de-winterization process, your plumber should air test your piping to ensure it's integrity before the water is turned back on.  We had an especially brutal winter which makes this even more important - water damage is one of the most common and costly homeowner's insurance claims.  A little preventative maintenance can save a huge amount of money and hassle.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Next Week is Fix a Leak Week!

Did you know that more 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted each year in the US due to household leaks?  This is a great time of year to inspect your home for any leaks, and to think about making changes to reduce your water usage.  March 19th-25th is the official Fix a Leak Week.  Call a plumber today to have your plumbing system inspected for leaks, or to have any leaky faucets replaced ASAP!