Happy New Year DIYers!

Yes, we’re a few weeks into 2018 at this point. And, we’re still celebrating here at Danco…because we’re excited!

Excited to make 2018 an amazing year – for the environment, and for all of you!

And how are we going to do that, you ask?

By doing what we do best: providing you the plumbing parts, inspiration and DIY plumbing know-how to save more water (and money!) this year than you ever have before.

In service of this endeavor, here are four simple DIY plumbing projects you can do that will help you defend your home against future plumbing issues, and save money and water all year long.

  1. Save Water with Every Flush

According to the EPA, the average American family uses an average of 107 gallons of water per day just from flushing toilets!

You can cut these numbers down dramatically, by installing Danco Toilet Total Repair Kits in your home. Each kit converts any toilet into a dual-flush toilet, enabling you to save water with nearly every flush. They’re easy to install – no tools required!

  1. Fix Those Leaks!

Yet again, the EPA comes in with some devastating statistics! According to their studies, the average American household leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water every year. That can add up to 1 trillion gallons of wasted water a year.

So, stop ignoring that dripping faucet or shower, and fix it by replacing the cartridge or stem. This is a simple DIY plumbing fix that you can do yourself. Just head to Danco’s handy Stem Finder page to answer a few questions and find the right part.

  1. Prevent Clogged Drains

Did you know half of all water usage takes place in the bathroom?

Daily showering and combing hair around the bathroom sink can clog drains and lead to costly plumbing problems down the line.  You’d be surprised how much hair gets washed down drains from daily showers, regular baths, daily shaving or beard trimming, and even brushing hair near the bathroom sink!

Over time, hair builds up in your drains, leading to worse and worse clogs. What starts out as a sink that drains a bit slower than usual can quickly turn into messy backups that render your sink, shower and/or bathtub unusable until the drains are cleared.

Avoid these problems completely with Danco’s new line of Hair Catchers – easy to use, effective, and unique from any other hair catchers on the market today.

  1. Install Water-Saving Faucet Aerators

This is one of the simplest, most cost-effective DIY plumbing project you can do! Simply by changing out the faucet aerators in your home, you can reduce your daily water usage up to 30%.

Danco has aerators that will even pause the water after 20 seconds to help remind you not to run the water while washing dishes or brushing our teeth. Aerators come in options of male, female and dual-threaded, to fit any faucet in your home.


Join us, and thousands of others across America, in our efforts to save more water in 2018 than ever before!

Keep an eye out for future posts, containing the “Danco Water Challenge” headline, for more DIY plumbing tips and tricks – all geared to help the environment, and help you save money.