5 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Plumbing System
The new year is a time to reset and think of new goals and new habits for the 365 days ahead. Have you thought about setting any for your home’s plumbing system? Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions to consider for your plumbing system in 2023.
1. Ditch The Drain Cleaner
Got store-bought chemical drain cleaner hanging on your shelf for those emergency clog situations? Ditch ‘em! Those chemical drain cleaners are actually toxic and can cause damage to your pipes. It’s best that you avoid them all together.
2. Pay Attention To Small Issues
Even if the plumbing issue appears small, never ignore it. Whether it’s a leaking faucet, water pooling around your toilet, or strange noises coming from your pipes, address them right away before they turn into bigger problems. Having to deal with expensive repairs or replacement is not how you want to start off your new year, so the sooner you can get the issue resolved, the better. Not to mention, if you have a leak of any kind, it can end up wasting thousands of gallons of water and also increasing your water bills.
3. Be Kind To Your Garbage Disposal
Contrary to popular belief, your garbage disposal isn’t a substitute for a garbage can. It can only handle so much. Refrain from putting certain items down your drain that could cause clogs or damages. Your garbage disposal can only handle small food scraps. The following items don’t belong down your drains:
- Coffee grounds
- Grease, oil, and fat
- Egg shells
- Fibrous vegetables
- Potato peels
- Pits, seeds, and nuts
- Rice and pasta
4. Treat Your Toilet With Care
Your toilet was designed to handle toilet paper and waste. Anything other than those two items can cause clogs and damages. Some items include cotton balls, hair, food, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products. If you’re a household that also uses flushable wipes, be mindful that just because they are deemed “flushable” doesn’t mean they are all that great for your sewer system. In fact, they don’t disintegrate or break down as easily as toilet paper, so it can cause clogs in our pipes and sewage lines.
5. Schedule Plumbing Inspections
Regular plumbing inspections are a great way to ensure your plumbing system is working properly. In fact, you should try scheduling inspections once a year so a plumber can check out all components of your plumbing system, and also for any signs of leaks or drain clogs that need attention. If nothing more, you will have peace of mind that your plumbing system is working efficiently and successfully.
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