Make sure you irrigate your lawn when the sun is down to conserve fresh water. Many people irrigate at night or in the morning, but you should always irrigate in the morning just before sunrise. Not only does it help conserve water but it helps prevent the spread of fungus from ruining your lawn.
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Always flush your toilets after use. The old phrase, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” can cause scale and deposits on your toilet and pipes and causes long-term problems. Risk waking anyone else asleep at night to save your plumbing.
Always dry fit your joints prior to solvent cementing. I can’t tell you how many times I had to cut out my freshly glued joints because something further down the line didn’t properly fit.
Keep a plunger behind every toilet in the house. If a guest were to ever plug a toilet, they will be eternally grateful to have a plunger readily available to fix themselves and will help them save face not having to ask their host for the plunger.
Turbulence damages pipes. Always. Avoiding turbulence 100% is an impossible feat for a homeowner so just do the best you can to reduce it by avoiding excessive bends and turns in a system and ensuring you get rid of burrs prior to gluing your joints.
Never shut off your water for extended periods of time. If you have any copper piping left in your house (chances are good even if you had your house re-plumbed) it could accelerate corrosion, causing leaks earlier than normal.