Home Plumbing and Eco Tips #2

Posted By The Eco Plumbers

18 Jun. 2013

Home Plumbing Tips

Home Plumbing Tip #1: To unclog a toilet, pour a box of baking soda in there. Next, slowly pour a medium sized bottle of vinegar into the toilet, which will make the water fizz and foam up. Let it sit for a few minutes, then pour a gallon or 2 of warm water into the toilet. It should be clog-free in the morning!

Eco Tips

Eco Tip #1: Use rechargeable batteries wherever you can! Regular batteries contain toxic materials and corrosive acids which hurt the environment when thrown out. Rechargeable batteries are much longer-lasting, and you can reuse them. This will save you a lot of money in battery costs over time. However, always use regular batteries for fire alarms.

Now, you can even get USB rechargeable batteries! How cool is that?

Eco Tip #2: This weeks tip is both green AND can help your plumbing. Now that the weather is nicer, purchase a spring-loaded timer for your outside faucet. They are inexpensive, and will help prevent over-watering in case you forget to shut off the sprinkler.

Eco Tip #3: Soak your dirty dishes in a bit of water before loading them into your dishwasher. This allows you to skip the pre-wash feature, which actually wastes a lot of water. As a rule of thumb, don't run the dishwasher unless it's full to conserve water and energy.

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