We’re all thankful for the new beginnings and opportunities the new year brings! Many of us tend to fill our resolution lists and vision boards of health, fitness, finance, and personal development goals. However, you should also take this time to take a deeper look at your common plumbing practices to spot any areas for improvement.
Suppose you haven’t been following these plumbing resolutions; no need to fret. There’s no time like the present to jump on the bandwagon of responsible plumbing system ownership and try out these tips and tricks. Keep reading to learn more!
Treat the Toilet With Care
It can be easy to fall into the hustle and bustle of the week and show some accidental neglect to your toilet during busy weeks. Between flushing items that shouldn’t be flushed, flushing too much toilet paper, or overlooking leaks, your bathroom can become susceptible to unnecessary damages that could otherwise have been avoided.
Remember: your toilet is only capable of flushing water, a reasonable amount of toilet paper, and waste. Any other foreign objects should be thrown in the trash instead. If your houseguests are often tempted to have a flush free-for-all, add a wastebasket to your bathrooms to encourage proper toilet protocol.
Don’t Skip Water Heater Maintenance
That’s right; your water heater requires annual maintenance to continue operating like new! Your water heater is often out of sight and mind, but it shouldn’t be! You wouldn’t want to wake up on a chilly morning only to discover your water heater is out of order due to lack of maintenance.
Prevent your household from experiencing hot water shortages and uncomfortably cold showers by keeping up with regular water heater flushings and maintenance. Your water heater should be flushed at least once a year; if your home has hard water, you may need to schedule more frequent cleanings.
Manage Your Home’s Water Quality
If you’ve got some health and wellness goals on your list for the year, you definitely don’t want to skip over managing your home’s water quality! Many homes across the country are plagued with hard water that leaves them with dry skin, hair, and nails. Don’t let your morning beauty routine become hindered by the quality of your home’s water. Instead, check out our premier water quality services that can help keep your residential water supply fresh and clean.
Be Mindful of What Your Garbage Disposal Can Handle
Sure, your garbage disposal’s blades can easily chop up the remnants of food left on your plate after a meal. However, you should show caution with the types of foods you’re exposing your garbage disposal to that may be harming the unit.
When you’re scraping your plate after a delicious meal, make sure the leftover bones from your main course are discarded in the trash. The same goes for pasta, nuts, fibrous vegetables, and other items that could damage or get caught up in the unit’s blades.
Conserve More Water
Saving more water is a common resolution that should be on every homeowner’s goal list for the new year. You can waste a considerable amount of water by leaving the faucet on each time you brush your teeth. Do your wallet, and the environment, a favor by shutting off the tap when it’s not in use. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by your next water bill!
Quality Plumbing Services in Clovis
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