Everything we use on a day-to-day basis is going to require some sort of routine maintenance during the life of the product. Like these everyday products, our plumbing systems should be treated no differently. In order to be proactive and possibly avoid any major, catastrophic failures of your plumbing systems, it is wise to have your system routinely inspected. Dan’s Plumbing and Septic provides routine inspections and repairs for all types of plumbing systems, both residential and commercial.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, approximately 1 in every 5 Minnesotans (or roughly 1.2 million people) get their water from a private well, rather than city water sources. Every county in Minnesota has people that are regularly using well water as their primary well source. According to this same department, every resident is responsible for checking the quality of their own water. This means that you are responsible for ensuring that the water is healthy for everyone inside of your home.
Minnesotans are reported to use approximately 52 gallons of water per person, per day. Nearly 80% of this water comes from public utilities, while others use private wells. It is also reported that the North Central US has some of the hardest water in all of the country, with Minneapolis ranking 3rd in the US for having the hardest water. So, what is hard water, and what can you do about it? Read on to find out…
Think of the plumbing pipes running through your home as blood vessels and arteries. Just as the body requires the proper flow of blood throughout, to function properly, so your home needs proper inflow and outflow of water sources to function properly. There are few things that the average person can do in a home where plumbing is not involved. As the body can present hidden damages, so can your home. Pipes may be partially clogged in places that could restrict the flow of water into or out of the home. Without proper inspections, these could become larger problems.
As temperatures begin to fall and the nights get colder, it’s a sign that fall is on our doorsteps. Fall brings many wonderful colors to the leaves, cooler days which get more people outdoors, and is a precursor to the cold winter months that are inevitable. If you notice, even wild animals use the fall to prepare for the winter – gathering food and seeking out proper shelter for hibernation. Most people do not engage in this preparation until it’s too late. Consider using the fall season to prepare your home’s plumbing for the winter months. Taking some simple preparatory steps can save you
The average North American household wastes about 10,000 gallons of water from household leaks every year. About 10% of homes have severe leaks that see waste ranging upwards of 90 gallons or more per day! Do you have a dripping faucet or leaking toilet you’ve been ignoring for some time? You know the leak is wasting water and costing you money, but how much are your water bills really increasing by putting off the repair? By breaking down the costs of different leaks and realizing other ways you’re wasting water, you can improve your conservation efforts to lower your monthly bills as much as possible.
How Much Water Does A Dripping Faucet Or Showerhead Waste? The telltale sign of a leaky faucet is the steady drip of water