It’s a new year with new opportunities and a fresh start! We often talk about getting ourselves in shape, but what about also getting our plumbing in shape? Here are the top 6 New Year’s resolutions for your plumbing.
1. Fix All Leaks Right Away
No matter how big or small, make sure you fix all leaks right away. Even small leaks can cause big problems if not addressed, because they can worsen over time. Not only that. but they can also cause high water bills and expensive damage.
2. Keep Your Garbage Disposal In Good Shape
Many people set New Year’s Resolutions for themselves that 0ften look a lot like this: “Get in better shape”. Well, your plumbing system should also be kept in good shape. This year, make sure you’re taking good care of your garbage disposal. Consider purchasing drain strainers to catch food scraps you don’t want going down your drains and avoid putting the following down your drains, as they can lead to clogs:
- Coffee Grounds
- Grease, Oil and Fat
- Egg Shells
- Pits and Seeds
- Rice and Pasta
- Fibrous Foods
- Starchy Foods
3. Give Your Water Heater Some Attention
If you looking to save on energy this year, consider lowering the temperature on your water heater to start. Did you know water heaters can use more than 10% of a home’s energy consumption? That’s why setting it lower by a couple degrees can help reduce the amount of electricity you need to heat all of that water. Not only should you look at lowering the temperature on your water heater this year, but you should also remember to flush it. Routine flushing can help prevent malfunctions, costly repairs and breakdowns. This also helps clean your water heater, removing any mineral, dirt, or sediment build-up.
4. Install Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures
By installing low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads, you can save a lot of water and money. Low-flow fixtures use much less water than older, outdated fixtures. However, don’t let that fool you. Even though they use less water, that doesn’t always mean less pressure. Low-flow plumbing fixtures still allow you to accomplish everyday tasks, like showering, washing your hands, flushing the toilet and doing the dishes, with ease and efficiency.
5. Replace Old Pipes
Does your home still operate using old pipes? If your pipes are old and overused, it can cause them to deteriorate, rust, and leak. Not only can this cause poor water damage, but it can also cause poor water quality. When you replace old pipes with new pipes, you can save money, protect your home from leaks and damage, and improve your water.
6. Ditch The Chemical Drain Cleaner
Chemical drain cleaner that you pick up at the store can wreak havoc on your pipes, and cause more damage to them. Consider ditching your chemical drain cleaner and invest in professional drain cleaning services instead. This will help ensure your drains stay in tip top shape all year long without causing damage to your pipes.
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