Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year: A Healthy Home Checklist | APT

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Posted by Brian Shoemaker

As the new year unfolds, there’s no better time to prioritize the well-being of your home, and that includes your plumbing system. At Advanced Plumbing Technology, we believe that a proactive approach to plumbing maintenance can save you both time and money in the long run. With this in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive checklist to ensure your plumbing stays in top-notch condition throughout the year. Say goodbye to unexpected plumbing woes and welcome a healthier home environment with these plumbing resolutions!

Leak Detection and Repair

The Silent Culprit: Undetected leaks can lead to significant water wastage and even structural damage. Regularly inspect your faucets, pipes, and appliances for any signs of leakage, such as damp spots, mold growth, or unusual water bills. Remember, even a small drip can turn into a major problem over time.

The Resolution: Schedule a professional plumbing inspection to identify and address hidden leaks. Expert technicians use advanced leak detection tools to pinpoint issues and provide swift repairs, preventing potential damage.

Water Heater Health

The Importance of Warmth: A reliable water heater is crucial for daily comfort. Sediment buildup, fluctuating temperatures, and corrosion can reduce its efficiency and lifespan. Don’t let a cold shower ruin your day!

The Resolution: Consider a water heater maintenance service. Specialists will flush the tank to remove sediments, check for proper functioning, and suggest necessary repairs or replacements to ensure consistent hot water supply.

Clog Prevention

The Culinary Consequences: Grease, food particles, hair, and other debris can quickly clog drains, causing water backup and foul odors. Preventive measures can save you from the hassle of dealing with stubborn clogs.

The Resolution: Adopt drain-friendly habits, such as using drain screens, avoiding pouring grease down the sink, and periodically flushing drains with hot water and baking soda. If clogs persist, contact your professional so they can perform thorough drain cleaning using safe and effective methods.

Toilet Troubles

The Quiet Leaker: A running toilet might seem harmless, but it can waste a surprising amount of water over time. Additionally, toilet components can wear out and lead to unexpected malfunctions.

The Resolution: Have a  professional check and repair your toilets for leaks or inefficiencies. Their team can replace faulty components, ensuring your toilets operate smoothly and conserving water.

Outdoor Preparations

The Frozen Threat: Cold temperatures can wreak havoc on exposed pipes. A burst pipe can cause extensive water damage, especially when it happens in less frequented areas like the garden.

The Resolution: Before winter arrives, have a professional insulate and protect your outdoor pipes. They can also shut off and drain outdoor faucets to prevent freezing.

Upgrade for Efficiency

The Green Shift: Consider replacing outdated fixtures and appliances with water-efficient options. Not only will you reduce water consumption, but you’ll also lower your utility bills.

The Resolution: A professional will help you choose and install eco-friendly fixtures like low-flow toilets, efficient faucets, and water-saving appliances. They’ll ensure a seamless transition without compromising functionality.

Sewer System Maintenance

The Hidden Network: Your home’s sewer lines play a vital role in waste disposal. Neglecting their upkeep can lead to messy and expensive consequences.

The Resolution: Schedule a professional sewer line inspection. Using state-of-the-art cameras, They’ll identify any blockages, cracks, or tree root intrusions and provide appropriate solutions to keep your sewer system flowing smoothly.

Emergency Preparedness

The Unexpected Strikes: Plumbing emergencies can happen when you least expect them. Being prepared can minimize the damage and stress associated with these situations.

The Resolution: Create an emergency plumbing kit that includes essentials like a plunger, pipe tape, and contact information for our 24/7 emergency services. Quick response can prevent a minor issue from escalating.

Expert Consultation

The Professional Touch: DIY solutions might work for minor issues, but for long-term plumbing health, consulting experts is essential. They can provide tailored advice and solutions based on your home’s specific needs.

The Resolution: Trust seasoned professionals for comprehensive plumbing consultations. They will assess your plumbing system, discuss concerns, and offer personalized strategies for maintaining a healthy system.

Consistent Follow-Through

The Continual Commitment: Remember, plumbing resolutions are not a one-time task. Consistent follow-through is key to maintaining a healthy plumbing system and a comfortable living environment.

The Resolution: A skilled professional will be with you every step of the way. Count on them for regular maintenance reminders, seasonal check-ins, and expert assistance whenever you need it.

Advanced Plumbing Technology recommends that as you step into the new year, make a pledge to prioritize your plumbing system’s well-being. Then you can confidently tackle any plumbing challenge and enjoy a comfortable, stress-free home. Don’t wait for issues to escalate; take the proactive approach and invest in your home’s plumbing health today!