In the bathroom:
– Plan ahead, spread out showers throughout the day; wait 10 minutes between showers rather than taking one right after another.
– Turn up the water heater slightly to retain hot water. To avoid scalding, do not exceed 125°F.
– If shower pressure is weak, pour a cup of vinegar into a plastic bag, place it over the showerhead, and soak. Use a twist tie to hold it in place overnight. In the morning, remove the bag and use an old toothbrush to gently scrub off the mineral deposits to help restore water flow.
– Provide a trash bin in the bathroom so the toilet isn’t used as a garbage can. Never flush cotton swabs, cotton balls, hair, facial scrub pads, diapers, sanitary products or similar items down the toilet. These items will not easily dissolve and are responsible for most clogs.