Ben Suttor Plumbing

Good plumbing tips

Tips for saving water and preventing plumbing problems in the home

  • Check for leaks in taps, pipes, dishwasher hoses, etc. One leaking tap can waste over 2000L of water per month. A leaking toilet cistern can waste thousands of litres of water each week.
  • Have water efficient taps and shower roses installed.
  • Check your water meter and bill to track your water usage. Contact Ben Suttor Plumbing if your meter is still running when you have turned off all taps, etc as you may have a leak or two.
  • Place all sanitary products in the bin, not down the toilet. This includes nappies and wipes.
  • Never pour kitchen grease or oil down the drain, wrap up in paper and place in the bin.
  • Limit the amount of chemicals used when cleaning, especially if you have a septic system, as the chemicals can kill the essential bacteria in the septic.
  • Cover your outdoor pipes during winter, when frosts may occur, or better still, lag the exposed pipes.
  • Contact Ben Suttor Plumbing for all of your plumbing needs.