5 Plumbing Tips for Saving Money—These Ideas are Pure GOLD!

December 17, 2023


It doesn’t matter if you’re Irish or not. This St. Patrick’s Day, the team at Blue Dot is all about saving you money and helping put that “green” back in your wallet. Ready to save? Well, then, you’re in luck! Here are five charming plumbing tips to help you save some big bucks this spring.

1. Go With the Flow (The Low Flow, That Is)

Did you know that installing a low-flow showerhead can significantly reduce water consumption and save you money? Research shows that a 10-minute shower with a conventional showerhead can use around 42 gallons of water. Yikes! Switch to a low-flow showerhead and you can cut back your water consumption by up to 40%! Low-flow shower heads are easy to install can be found in most hardware stores. Check one out today.

2. Switch to a Tankless Water Heater

If you’re finally serious about taking control of your energy bills, switching to a tankless water heater could be the answer. Unlike a traditional water heater, a tankless model will heat water on demand, instead of constantly keeping hot water waiting in your storage tank. It’s a great way to eliminate energy waste. Questions? Blue Dot is here to answer them.

3. Check In With Your Toilet

Is your toilet constantly running? If it keeps running long after flushing, it could have a disconnected fill tube, a defective toilet flapper, an improper fill height or a flapper chain that is the wrong length. These are all easy fixes for the pros. The team at Blue Dot is always willing and ready to complete these repairs for you. Just give us a call.

4. Be Kind to Your Garbage Disposal

To extend the life of your garbage disposal and prevent the need for professional repairs, there are certain items that should never go down your disposal. Some of these include: • Banana peels • Nuts • Egg shells • Coffee grinds • Grease • Potato peels • Onion skins • Chicken bones Following proper guidelines for what you can and can’t put down your disposal will keep it functioning efficiently for a long time.

5. Schedule a Plumbing Inspection With Blue Dot!

If you want to prevent a rainbow of plumbing problems this year, call us for a plumbing inspection before any mishaps occur. Our master plumbers can do a comprehensive check of your plumbing. We will tighten fixtures, check toilets, inspect drains, and so much more! Our professional checkup will ensure that your plumbing is in good working condition.

Need a Plumbing Repair? You’re in Luck!

Blue Dot offers a wide range of plumbing services in Maryland. If you have leaky faucets or clogged drains, or your water heater needs to be replaced, Blue Dot has the expertise to handle your problem. Schedule service online today to get started.  

Last Updated: April 11, 2024