Some homeowners plan on a house remodel as one of their New Year’s resolutions. However, they often only take into account aesthetic changes and overlook functional points, such as the plumbing. You should definitely make some New Year’s plumbing resolutions for 2019. Here are three that we suggest:
1. Fix Your Drains
We like to compare the plumbing system to a human body. Bad things go into both and causes problems over time. To better care for your drains, avoid using chemical cleaners and use a mesh strainer. Also, insulate the pipes if you anticipate frigid weather. It doesn’t have to snow for water in the pipes to freeze. A plumber can insulate your pipes. If you have the know-how, then you can insulate the pipes yourself using adhesive insulation tape.
2. Use Less Water
This actually relates more to energy efficiency than plumbing. Make the switch to low-flow faucets and showerheads. This enables waterflow at the same pressure while utilizing a fraction of H2O.
As for the toilet, invest in a low-flow unit. Newer models have dual flush options to adjust the water used per flush.
3. Check the Furnace
Do you really want to risk a week of cold showers in the winter? We think not, which is why you should regularly bring in a professional for a water heater inspection. This not only ensures nice steamy baths but also saves you money in the long run. A typical heater inspection costs between $80 and $150. This is a lot more affordable than a preventable heater repair, which averages between $160 and $400.
We Help You Fulfill Plumbing New Year’s Resolutions
This year, commit to caring for your plumbing. Our special offers make an inspection a worthwhile investment that saves you a lot of money and hassle. Call Plumbing & Heating Specialist as part of a plumbing New Year’s resolution.
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