New Year, New You, New Plumbing Too!

2022 is fully here! As most folks decide on some New Year’s resoltuions to make this the best year yet, they tend to be in the usual space: Eat better, work out more, read more books – you get what we’re saying.

But what if the resolution was for saving you money and preventing a disaster? That’s right you have the power to not just save yourself some cheddar but also to help prevent a plumbing disaster from striking your home! Here’s how. Take these resolutions to heart and you’ll be able to avoid having to shell out tens of thousands of dollars to repair a plumbing calamity.

I Resolve to…

Only Flush What Can Be Flushed

We talk about it all the time, enough that we feel sick of it but it’s clear we have to do it. Only flush toilet paper and human waste. Not baby wipes, not feminine products, not diapers nothing but toilet paper. Even products branded as ‘flushable’ should be thrown in the trash, not down the toilet. 

Resolve to only flush what needs to be flushed and you’ll be doing your best to prevent a clog from developing.

Use My Garbage Disposal Properly

Garbage disposals can stand up to a lot but just like toilet drains, some things still shouldn’t be sent down the pipe. Treat your disposal kindly, don’t send grease and oil and fat down it, and it’ll serve you for a long time to come. Thankfully, taking care of it like this will also mean you’re avoiding sending anything down that could clog up your pipes. With your toilet and sink drains covered your pipes should be relatively clog free going forward!

Maintain My Hot Water Heater

Hot water heaters get a lot of use day in and day out. Whether it’s washing hands, dishes, clothes, heating up water for cooking, or taking a shower it’s getting used daily. Make sure your hot water heater is up to the task by getting it routinely checked out. It might mean having a plumber come in and flush the tank and perform a check-up but you’ll be happy you did.

Perform or Have Routine Maintenance Done

A lot of plumbing issues could be resolved if you took a routine, regular approach to them. Resolve to make sure you’re taking a look at your plumbing maintenance regularly throughout the year. What’s regular? Well start by calling out a plumber to an inspection. When it comes to pipes and plumbing there’s no telling just where you stand, especially if you aren’ the original homeowner from when the plumbing was first installed. So get a professional to take a look, and take it from there!

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Be Water Conscious

In Arizona especially, water usage is a huge concern. You can do your part by practicing water conservation methods with your plumbing. Things like taking shorter showers and turning off your faucet while brushing your teeth can save thousands of gallons of water which helps the community at large! When everyone does a little, we all benefit a lot!

Buy and Install Drain Guards

For just a few dollars you can add extra protection to all your drains throughout your home! You’re already taking care not to let anything go down the drain that shouldn’t but even things like hair or dog fur can get swept down the drain and cause a blockage. Instead, pop a drain guard in your tub and you won’t have to worry about excess hair forming a big ol’ ball of problems down the pipe.

These are just a few resolutions you can make for yourself that will deliver a much better plumbing experience over the coming year!  Need to start with a professional check-up? Call Economy Plumbing Service!

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