The early part of the new year is the best time to get into the habit of proper care and maintenance, whether that be on yourself, your car, or even your home’s plumbing system.
At The Plumbing Works part of our goal to be the best plumbing provider in and around Reading, PA includes working to provide better direction and advice when it comes to proper plumbing care.
As a result, we’ve put together a nice little plumbing-themed New Year’s resolution checklist for the benefit of our cherished customers and clients. Check them out right here!
Don’t Ignore the Little Things
When life gets hectic, we understand how easy it can be to put off the little things that seem like just minor inconveniences. However, ignoring that leaky faucet, that odd pooling around the toilet, or those weird banging sounds coming from your pipes is just asking for trouble.
This new year, train yourself to understand that even little problems should be given the attention they deserve, because when little problems are ignored, they can turn into bigger, more expensive problems quicker than you’d expect.
Keep Your Pipes Cozy
Pipe insulation is a key aspect of proper plumbing system maintenance and care, especially in the frigid winter months of southeastern Pennsylvania. Oftentimes, homeowners don’t consider the need for this until it’s too late.
Even in warmer weather, ensuring that your pipes properly lined with high-quality insulation can be a small investment that pays off in a major way down the road. This year, assess your home’s need for proper pipe insulation early and often.
Be Kind to Your Garbage Disposal
As handy and durable as they are, always remember that garbage disposals are not garbage cans. Hard, difficult food waste like coffee grounds, fibrous vegetables, bones, pits, or other items that have the potential to damage the blades should never come into contact with your disposal.
In addition, you should never pour oils, grease down your disposal either. Once this waste cools, it will solidify, potentially leading to clogs and running the risk of decommissioning your garbage disposal altogether.
Pay Attention to Your Water Heater
Water heaters are easy to forget, but these handy little devices are extremely important in ensuring that your family can live cleanly and comfortably at every time of the year. The last thing you want on a chilly winter’s day is an ineffective water heater.
This new year, make it a habit to get familiar with your water heater’s location and basic functionality. To prevent any possible issues with your water heater, you should have it inspected by an experienced professional and get it flushed at least once per year. Speaking of professionals…
Invest in Professional Inspection and Maintenance
There’s no harm at all in having our home’s entire plumbing looked over in detail by a friendly, qualified professional plumber. It’s a good idea to have a technician visit your home at least once per year to give everything a thorough once-over.
While performing this inspection, the professional plumbers at The Plumbing Works in Reading, PA can clear your drains and let you know if there are any additional concerns you should be paying special attention to. These visits don’t cost a fortune and they can go a long way in ensuring that you avoid any unseen trouble popping up when you least expect it.
For more helpful plumbing tips and bits of friendly advice, don’t hesitate to contact The Plumbing Works in Reading, PA today! Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff can help you schedule appointments, offer advice, or help you out whenever you need us! We look forward to hearing from you!