As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more and more people find themselves still working from home or attending to children who are attending school virtually while also at home. This means there are now houses across the country packed with people who would otherwise be spending much of the day at the office or the local school. While this can present a number of different challenges, one particular area that you might not have thought about it what staying home all day, every day, could be doing to your plumbing system. Here are some tips to keep in mind to get your family and your plumbing system through the pandemic.
Try and Space Out Your Showers or Dishwasher Usage
If your plumbing system includes a septic tank system as well, you will need to be mindful of your septic tank and drain field with more people at home. If multiple people are all going to be using water at home all day long, you need to try and space the usage out. Space showers out throughout the day so that your septic system has time to recover. If people need to run the dishwasher more frequently because you are eating at home more, don't wait for piles of dishes to add up requiring you to run it on back to back cycles.
Be Mindful of What Goes Into the Sink While Eating More Meals at Home
Speaking of eating at home, these additional home-cooked meals will also mean you'll have additional scraps of food that you need to dispose of after every meal. Whether it's the scraps on your plate or whatever is left in the frying pan, dump this stuff into a garbage bag or empty coffee tin instead of the sink. You don't want your kitchen sink drain to be overwhelmed with grease and all kinds of other gunk. If something must go down the drain, make sure you run hot water and the garbage disposal to ensure it can make it through your pipes instead of getting stuck to the sides.
Consider Switching to More Efficient Options to Save Money
No one knows when the pandemic will end, and you could be working from home or sending your kids to school virtually for some time into the future. If you want to save money on your water costs, you could contact a local plumbing contractor to inquire about more efficient fixtures. Get a new toilet, a new shower head or a new faucet installed that won't use as much water every time you flush or turn it on. The investment you make now will save you money over time
It's important to stay home during this time, but if you are concerned about how the added use can affect your plumbing system, contact a local plumber or click here for info.Share
22 September 2020
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