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 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.