To save money and reduce the environmental aspects of single-use water bottles, consider installing a home water filtration solution (whole-house, faucet filter, bottle-less water cooler, etc.)
Treat sink and tub drains with baking soda and hot water
The baking soda and hot water helps to dissolve grease and sediment that begin to build up in your drain pipes.
Timing: Every 6 months: January, July (yearly)
Check under sinks and around toilets for leaks
Early detection catches small leaks before they turn into serious water damage.
Timing: July (yearly)
Check inside bathroom vanities and under kitchen sinks for moisture and other signs of leaks. Carefully inspect pipes for condensation or slow drips. Look for rust or white lime deposits which are early indications that a leak is starting.
Check for cracks in the toilet bowl rim where it is bolted to the floor. A hairline crack usually means that the toilet is on its way to developing a leak. Also inspect around the toilet for leaks in the water inlet pipes or tank bottom.
In addition, look for dripping faucets, leaking shower heads, and malfunctioning toilet flush valves.
The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required.
Originally posted at http://www.petermuehlbronner.home-wizard.com/idea/PLB_11