Home Buying Inspection Advice

If  you are thinking of buying property in The Cayman Islands, it is advisable to use an expert plumber as an essential part of your house inspection. Especially after the hurricane season and if your area is prone to any flooding.

Just contact one of our experts to find out more about how we can help. Please call: 623 3773 or email: info@tgcsltd.com

Household Water Regulation

For easy water regulation in you house TGCS Plumbing recommend that you install a Pex Manifold – it’s like a water fusebox.

Let’s say you you have a leak in your house. You can just isolate that appliance or shower, faucet etc and turn off its water supply without affecting the whole house. How good is that?

TGCS Plumbing can advise on the best way to manage your household water supply with Pex. Just contact one of our experts to find out more, call: 623 3773 or email: info@tgcsltd.com

Top Storm Prep Tips

Septic tank advice
Get your septic tank serviced prior to a storm arriving. Make sure you know where the tank is and any clear out valves. In the event off a hurricane it’s a good idea to open the clear out valve to allow waste water to flow into the garden rather than back up into your property.

Collect water
After a storm mains water may be shut off for days. Bathing, brushing teeth and washing hands are important to stop the spread of bacteria. Collect in clearly labeled containers enough water for your household for 5 days.

If you have a cistern it will be an idea to speak to a professional about how to treat the water after a storm. It may become contaminated in flood water and a quick treatment after a storm will kill any bacteria.

Bathroom Trouble?

Spot a leaking toilet
A leaking toilet can add pounds to your water bill. An easy way to check for leaks is to put a drop or two of food colouring in the toilet tank. If you notice the water in your toilet bowl has changed colour in the next half an hour – you have a leak.

Clean your faucets and shower
We bet you didn’t know that! Mineral build up is an issue for shower heads and faucets but one that can be easily avoided. A good preventative measure is to fill a small bag with vinegar and tie it around the faucet or shower head overnight. In the morning you can just scrub off the build-up. Problem solved!

10 easy water conservation habits to use in your home​​

1. Keep your faucets (taps) turned off.
Do you leave the water running while you shave, wash your face, or brush your teeth? This can waste gallons of water each year. Turn the faucet off until you’re ready to rinse. When shaving, consider filling a small bowl of water for rinsing instead of running water. You’re likely to use far less water in a bowl.

2. Collect excess water in a bucket.
Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water as you wait for it to heat up. Instead of wasting the water, you can use it to water your plants or clean around the house.

3. Only run full loads of dishes.
Make sure your dishwasher and laundry loads are completely full before running them. Additionally, you should consider running your dishwasher on the “light” cycle if possible.

4. Use the sink to wash dinnerware.
Instead of washing dishes with running water, fill the sink up with soap and water. Let the dishes soak and then wash them off. While it seems like it takes a lot of water to fill the sink, more often than not, you will use far less than running water.

5. Replace your toilet.
Older toilets can use up to 2 gallons more than the newer high-efficiency toilets. If your toilet is more than 10 years old, it’s time to go shopping for a new one.

6. Watch what you flush.
Before you flush trash down your toilet, consider how much water you’re using for each individual item. Every flush uses five to seven gallons of water. Keep a trash can in your bathroom for toiletries that are not meant to be flushed, such as tissues and Q-tips.

7. Consider a shower versus a bath.
The average American’s shower is less than 10 minutes long and uses 17.2 gallons of water. In general, showers use less water than baths. If you’re unsure, you can test this by leaving your drain closed the next time you shower. You might find you use a lot more water than you realize.

8. Install low-flow showerheads.
Low flow showerheads only use about 2 gallons of water per minute. This can reduce your water bill by 25 to 60 percent, according to the US Department of Energy.

9. Consistently monitor your water bill.
Start tracking your water usage each month. Not only will you be able to compare the cost to usage, seeing how much water you use may inspire you to be more serious about cutting back. Keeping track of your water usage will also alert you to any spikes, which could be caused by leaks.

10. Enlist the help of a plumber.
If you notice a leak, it’s important to get it fixed immediately. Keep an eye out for leaks around your toilet, faucets, and any other plumbing fixtures that are used often. If you continue to ignore a leak, not only will you be wasting water, but you will inevitably be spending more money.

We do all household
commercial plumbing

Water heaters
Pool equipment
Septic tank issues
Shower and bath

Hose pipes
And more

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