The new year is with us, and with it comes new resolutions. While most people think about job prospects and weight loss, this year, let plumbing be on the top of your resolutions list. The plumbing system is one of the most important systems in a household. It supplies your household with fresh water and disposes of a significant amount of the waste your home generates.
Whether you are moving into a new home or are staying in your old one, do not let plumbing problems and budget breaking repairs cause havoc to your finances. Add these plumbing resolutions to ensure your plumbing system stays in a top notch condition in 2019:
Be Nicer to your Garbage Disposal
Fats, oils, pasta, wipes, and fibrous foods can cause havoc with your disposal. This year, make a more conscious effort about what you are throwing down your disposal. Run cold water when the disposal is in use and keep anything that is not biodegradable away from it entirely.
Never Clog your Drain
The last thing you want to deal with this year is clogged drains and the major expense associated with it. A clogged pipe can quickly become a plumbing nightmare. To avoid them, take the necessary steps to prevent clogged drains before they happen. You can do this by placing strainers or mesh screens in your shower, tub, sink, etc.
This will ensure nothing that does not belong down the drain reaches there. Also make sure to use septic-friendly, non-corrosive, bacterial drain cleaners on the regular.
Schedule Maintenance for your Water Heater
For optimal performance, a water heater needs to be flushed regularly to get rid of build-up and sediment. If it has been a while since your last check-up, now is a good time to ask for a thorough maintenance check to make sure it is working as it should.
Cut Down on your Water Usage
This new year, make a resolution to scale down on the amount of water you use on a daily basis. Saving water not only protects the environment, but it also helps you save money. Fortunately, this is easy to achieve. Simple adjustments such as turning your water off when brushing teeth can save up to 3,000 gallons of water a year. Cutting down your water consumption will go a long way in helping you cut down on your monthly utility costs.
Install more Efficient Fixtures
This new year, make efficiency a priority. Installing more efficient faucets and toilets should be at the top of your to-do list. Install energy efficient showers, dishwashing, toilets and faucet models that use less water and energy. If you’re looking for more information on sustainable plumbing, talk to the experts at Akins Plumbing!
Don’t Leave it Until the Last Minute!
If you notice a leaky faucet, for instance, don’t delay the repair as it could make the problem worse.
Make this the year where you will attend to plumbing problems as soon as they arise. Call the Brisbane plumbers known for their experience and quality customer service! Get in touch with Akins Plumbing by calling (07) 3891 7480 or reach out online!