Learn to Plan for a Healthy New Year

Welcome to a New Year, and a fresh start. A healthy New Year starts with a healthy home, including a safe and well-maintained water supply.

healthy-lifePlanning how to maintain a healthy and efficient plumbing system doesn’t have to be difficult, or boring for that matter.

Plumbing Maintenance Tips for the New Year

Utilize the following tips to develop an annual plan on how to best perform preventative maintenance when it comes to plumbing:

Drain Cleaning

Clean drains help effectively and safely remove used water from your home. Problems with this drainage can occur when clogs begin to form and appear as the following issues:

  • These clogs are potential breeding grounds for harmful bacteria, such as salmonella and E.coli. To completely remove these dangerous and annoying clogs from your sink, professionals are your best bet in completing the procedure safely and competently.
  • Be mindful of what goes down your sink. Try to avoid putting oils, fats, or any food particles down your drain. A drain strainer cover helps to prevent these particles from entering your pipes.

Flush Your Water Heater

Having your water heater flushed annually can help improve the efficiency of your water heater. Sediment tends to develop over time and sit at the bottom of your water heater, meaning that along with needing to heat up the water, the heater must also heat up this sediment. A professional can effectively remove all sediment from the bottom of your heater, increasing the energy efficiency of your product.

Pipe Maintenance

Daily, water flows in and out of our home via pipes. These pipes enter and exit our home through specific faucets and drains, so planning to maintain this equipment is crucial in a healthy home. Plan to complete some preventative maintenance on the following water filters to ensure the safe passage of water into and out of your life:

water-safetyPay Attention to Water Safety

Clean and safe drinking water is vital to good health. To make sure that your tap water is clear of any contaminants, annually get it tested by a professional laboratory. A water filtration system installed by a professional is a smart option to prevent any pollutants from entering your tap water.

Clear Hair Clogs Before They Happen

Hair clogs are an annoying, but normal part of life. Remove the drain cover and use a pair of tweezers to remove any build-up of hair that may be blocking water from draining out of your home effectively. Try and do this once a week for the best protective results.

Clean All Faucets Regularly

Low pressure from faucets is usually a sign of sediment build-up in the screens of a faucet’s aerator. To solve this issue, remove the aerator, located at the end of the faucet where the water comes out of. Take the screen out of the aerator, and soak it in hot white vinegar for about ten minutes. Re-install the screen and aerator to the faucet, and watch the water pressure be transformed back to optimal pressure.