Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year

A new year means a new you and you can start the big changes right inside your very own home. We all know plumbing can affect our utility costs and that is why it is vital to make sure you aren’t pumping money into something that is wasteful. Upgrading in the following areas can save you money and a whole lot of headache.

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Water Heater Upgrades
2016 is about to turn into 2017 and this should leave you questioning the current state of your water heater. If it isn’t from this century, you have some really HARD thinking to do about whether or not you want to replace the unit. But if you are in the difficult age range of 8-12 years, there are multiple factors you need to consider:

  • How many repairs have you already had?
  • Is the unit starting to cost more to run?
  • Is water taking longer to heat up?

Pipe Upgrades
The number one thing we can tell you about your pipes is that you NEED to start using insulation. Not only will it help keep your pipes from freezing, but it will cut down on the time it takes for water to heat up on it’s way to your sink or shower. The less time it takes, the less water you waste every time you turn on the sink or shower. Water costs money you know!

Fixture Upgrades
Your old sink, shower or toilet could be costing you an unnecessary amount of money. New, low-flow toilets and showerheads can reduce water usage by over 100%. A toilet made before 2004 could use as much as 3.5 gallons per flush. New toilets are required by law to use less than 1.6 gallons which is saving almost two gallons every time you use the bathroom. Low-flow shower heads yield similar results with the common theme being; less water=less money. Learn how you can upgrade with Levine today!

If you want to schedule a plumbing installation and live in the Metro Detroit area, the Levine team is right here waiting. We install water heaters, faucets, toilets, showerheads and much more at an affordable cost to you.

To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced technicians, call 888-538-4631 or click around on our website!