Plumbing Tips

At Murley Plumbing we realize that plumbing repairs can be an expensive necessity. In doing so, we have implemented this page that is complete with some professional plumbing and water conservation tips that will not only save you valuable dollars on plumbing repairs but also help to save on your monthly bill. If you have any questions about these tips or something we have not included, please feel to contact us either in our Grayson County office at 903-482-0067 or in our Collin County office, 972-548-0799. For your convenience, you may request services from this site.

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  1. Most important, be sure that everyone in the house knows where the main water cut-off is in case of an emergency.

  2. At least once a year, be sure to open and close all water valves in the house. This will ensure that they stay in working order.

  3. At least once a year, drain a few gallons of water from your water heater. This will allow harmful sediment to clear and provide valuable years to your water heater.

  4. Consider investing in a tankless water heater by Takagi Water Heaters. These eco-friendly systems have been proven to provide up to a 50% savings on your utility bills. As of February 17, 2009, you can now take advantage of $300 tax credit if you install one of the high efficiency systems such as the T-H1, T-K3Pro, T-K3, T-K3SP, T-K3OS, T-KJr (LP only) or the T-M199. Feel free to contact us at Murley Plumbing, so that we can suggest a system that is best suited to your needs.

  5. In the event that you have a stopped drain, always use a plunger first before using a drain cleaner. Drain cleaners should only be used as a last resort because over time they actually deteriorate your plumbing pipes. You should also know that plungers with necks on them are the best to use on sink drains.

  6. Energy can be conserved by checking the temperature setting on your water heater. It should not be above 120°F or medium setting on older models.

  7. A dripping faucet can waste as much as 150 gallons of water each day, or 4,500 gallons per month. If your faucet is dripping call the experts at Murley Plumbing so that you can begin to save money on your monthly water bill.

  8. Toilets consume more than 40% of your total water usage. Consider installing a new toilet flapper and fill valve to keep your toilet running efficiently.

  9. Inspect your plumbing annually. Just as you change the filters in your air conditioning system periodically you should inspect your water pipes and fittings annually. This is a simple check that takes minutes, and could prevent thousands of dollars in water damage. Areas to inspect include around your water heater, washer, dishwasher, sinks, lavatories and refrigerator icemaker. If hoses are wearing out, replace them.

  10. Let faucets that are connected to vulnerable pipes drip during extremely cold weather. This keeps the water moving and helps to reduce the chance of freezing.

  11. If your toilet begins to overflow, open the tank lid and push the flush valve closed. This will keep the toilet from overflowing while you clear the blockage.

  12. Check your meter on a regular basis. If there is no water running, all the dials on the meter should be static. If there is one moving on its own, this may indicate a leak in the house. If you suspect that you may have a leak, you can rely on the experts at Murley Plumbing to promptly correct your leak problem.
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We hope this tips page has been helpful to you. You can also refer to our frequently asked questions page to answer some additional questions you may have. If you have further questions or would like to schedule a service call, please do not hesitate to contact us either in our Grayson County office at 903-482-0067 or at our Collin County location, 972-548-0799. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.

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