Surprise! It's officially that time of year again when homeowners are making their list of New Year's resolutions, right before the clock strikes twelve. If you’re not sure where to start on your list, then we highly recommend including some key plumbing resolutions for 2019 that can help save you time, money, and frustration in the New Year!
Without further ado, here are some of our top picks:
1. Resolve Not to Ignore Small Problems
That leak in a pipe, or that drip in a faucet, can lead to more complex and expensive issues down the road. Resolve to find a solution to small plumbing problems and don't procrastinate in calling a professional plumber to help (after all, we’re always here when you need us!).
2. Resolve to Protect Your Drains
Investing in drain guards is a small price to pay to prevent debris, as well as valuable jewelry, from getting into your pipes and causing clogs.
3. Resolve to Respect Your Toilet
Contrary to popular belief, your toilet is not intended to be used as a garbage can. This year, make it your resolution to not throw wrappers, cotton balls, paper towels or other debris into the toilet; save those for an actual garbage can.
4. Resolve to Save Water
Conserving water is one of the best ways to reduce your household expenses in 2019. Some of the best ways to save water? Simply install low-flow toilets, a water-saving showerhead and new faucets.
5. Resolve to Stop Using Drain Cleaners
Commercial drain cleaners are not only harmful to the environment, but they can also damage your pipes over time. If you’re looking to prevent a plumbing disaster down the road, then it’s best to rid your home of these harmful products before you’re inclined to use them again.
6. Resolve to Schedule a Drain Opening
Do you feel as if your drain has been clogging more frequently than usual in the past year? If that’s the case, then it would be best to schedule a drain opening appointment. A drain opening will not only clear any obstructions, but will also improve drainage around your home and prevent a more costly repair in the future!
If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.