Easy Plumbing Tips and Tricks

New Year’s resolutions are often something that many people make and don’t feel bad about breaking halfway through the first month of the year.

However, this year, make it the year that you stick to resolutions you can keep.

Here are 6 easy promises you can make to your plumbing that is easy to accomplish with the help of your local plumbing experts.

Don’t Ignore Minor Plumbing Problems

Even a small plumbing problem like a leaky faucet can build up to an expensive repair if left ignored. Yes, small plumbing problems can be inconveniences that are easily overlooked; but this year, dedicate yourself to preserving your plumbing.

Reach out to a local plumber to handle any of your plumbing problems the instant you discover one. Remember, the sooner you catch a problem the chances are high that the issue will be less money to resolve now than a repair at a later date.

Stock Up On Pipe Insulation

January until spring can bring some of the coldest months that can do some real damage to your plumbing. Rather than dealing with a burst pipe or two, make sure to invest in pipe insulation that will keep your inside and outside pipes ready to face the oncoming colder weather.

Maintain Your Water Heater

Your water heater should last you at least 10 years. In order to reduce the risk of premature hot water heater failure, schedule an annual flush of your unit to release any sediment and buildup that could lead to expensive water heater repairs or replacements.

Use Your Toilet as Only a Toilet

We can’t stress this promise enough! Your toilet is only meant for flushing down waste and toilet paper. Food, paper towels, and even “flushable” wipes should be avoided at all costs.

Keep your toilet clear of a clog this year by ensuring that you and your family remember to use the toilet as a restroom receptacle and not a trash can.

Invest in Drain Guards

It’s easy for your shower drains to accumulate grime, hair, and other contaminants that result in a frustrating clog. This year, get you plumbing the gift of protection by purchasing some handy drain guards.

Drain guards are inexpensive tools that are easy to install and can mitigate the formation of clogs that interfere with the average flow of your plumbing system.

Start a Relationship With a Reliable Local Plumber

Finally, make sure that you have a reliable plumber you trust to help you with any and all of your plumbing needs. From a burst pipe to a running toilet, you should never have to tackle a plumbing problem alone.

Building a relationship with a local plumber helps preserve your plumbing and saves your household a lot of money in the long term.

Keep Your Plumbing Resolutions This Year With Plumbing Dynamics

If you’re ready to start the new year off right, schedule a plumbing inspection with the experts of Plumbing Dynamics. We are local plumbers that have seen it all and have the experience to help you get through any plumbing problem you may have on your hands.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule your plumbing inspection with a member of our team.