How do I know if I have a natural gas leak? There a two ways to identify a leak. First, natural is a intenionally odorized gas. That is, you'll be able to recognize the leak by sense of smell. Second, the local provider, may suspect a leak and notify the customer.
Here's the best water conservation tip. Repair or replace at risk water piping or water distribution systems. No amount of water conservation measures can overcome a leaking or burst domestic water pipe. If you have a home built before 1965, and your water distribution system has not been replaced, it is likely to be aged galvanized steel pipe. That's the exact system that could deplete all your conservation efforts. In this extended dry spell initiate real conservation. Have your water distribtution system inspected by a real plumber. Then, if necessary, replace and CONSERVE!
The strainer is your first line of defense for keeping your drains clog free. A large majority of residential drain clogs are due to hair getting into the drain. The stainer, as pictured here, will do a pretty good job of capturing the hair before it enters the drain. These strainers. for tubs and showers can be purchased for around a $1 at your local hardware store. Even cheaper, your plumber will likely have a few laying around in his/her van. If you ask, he or she will likely give you one for free. A cheap investment that prevents having to clear the drain. If you do need to clear the drain, see our plumbing tip blog from November 11th, 2014, "shower drain cleaning made easy"