The New Year is upon us, and you are certainly thinking about resolutions for 2017. Most of us vow to save more money in the next year or lose some weight, while others simply resolve to take better care of their well-being and cut down daily stress. If you want to make a little different New Year’s resolution for 2017, we suggest you take better care of your home. Taking better care of your home is a decision that will pay off in a variety of ways, especially if you decide to pay more attention to your plumbing system. More than any other aspect of you homeownership, the plumbing system is the one most likely to be influenced, causing you multiple time-consuming and rather annoying problems. You can avoid all these annoying plumbing issues with proper planning and timely prevention. If plumbing issues got the best of you this year, don’t let them do the same in 2017. Instead, make smart plumbing resolutions for the New Year and relieve some of the burdens of homeownership of your shoulders. Read on to find out how you can make the upcoming 12 months free from plumbing troubles and issues.
The Importance of Taking Preventive Measures
You have probably heard multiple times that prevention is the key to avoiding multiple plumbing problems and complications. That is true! With timely preventive measures, you will certainly avoid all plumbing disasters and major problems down the line. Going to the doctor to check if your physical and mental health are in good condition is very important. The same way, regularly checking and maintaining your drains, pipes, sinks and other parts of your plumbing system is important to keep your plumbing system in top, healthy condition. You probably haven’t thought about these things in a while, which gives you more reason to do a thorough routine check.
Routine fixture and plumbing infrastructure checks are easily and quickly done. If you notice your main bathroom or kitchen sink isn’t draining, don’t just ignore it, do something about it. When was the last time you have checked your water heater? If you haven’t flushed it in over a year, it is definitely time to clean it out. Water heater maintenance is very important, if you don’t clean it in a timely manner, overtime, debris will build up and cause a problem that could be beyond repair. There is no need to replace this appliance for a new one every once in a while when you can prolong its life simply by cleaning it.
Anti-Procrastination Plumbing Policy
When New Year comes, and we are thinking about this year’s resolution, we always vow to stop procrastinating and be more creative and productive. Procrastination affects every aspect of our life, even our plumbing system. Usually, when a sink drips, when you experience poor water pressure or when the dishwasher doesn’t work as efficiently as before, instead of doing something about it, you just let it slide for as long as possible. So we can say you are procrastinating here as well. You should know that your behavior doesn’t only affect your plumbing system, but also your wallet. The longer you postpone a repair, the bigger the problem will become. In the end, you’ll spend a lot more money than you would have in the first place. So, the next time you think about delaying a plumbing repair, remember that procrastinating doesn’t only further damage your appliances and plumbing system, but also hurts your wallet. If you notice something out of the ordinary, don’t wait. The only thing you need to do is to make a phone call. Contact a skilled plumber to perform a routine check and be at peace.
Eco-Friendly Approach – Save Water
It doesn’t matter in which state in the U.S. you reside, you should always try your best to save and use less water. Saving water will not directly affect and prolong the life of your plumbing system, but it is at least a way to save some money on your water bill. Another way to save water is to consider buying a low-flow toilet. Start saving water by turning it off when you are washing the dishes, take shorter showers and try collecting reusable water to hydrate your lawn, wash your car and the like. Not only you will be saving a few extra bucks every month, but you will also make a small difference in the world and contribute to preserving our planet.
Other Plumbing Recommendations and Resolutions
You should definitely be nicer to your garbage disposal and stop throwing down things that shouldn’t be there such as bones, egg shells, pasta, rice, coffee grounds, oils, and fats as well as any fibrous foods. Keep your pipes warm during the winter with quality insulation to avoid having to deal with plumbing disasters caused by frozen and burst pipes. Keep your eyes and ears open for leaks and drips as well as for noisy water heaters and running toilets. When you notice any of this, don’t unnecessary postpone it and repair it as soon as possible.
Your home deserves to be treated with care so make sure you follow our suggestions to have minimal plumbing problems around your house. If you ever spot an issue, just give us a call to get immediate assistance.