February is a month filled with love, and why not spread that love throughout your home — specifically to your plumbing? For many, our drains, fixtures, and pipes get used and abused daily without a care in the world.
However, with a bit more TLC, this intricate home system can work better than ever and save you money in the end. We challenge you to take the below steps and show your plumbing some love this month:
Fix Leaks Early On
A small leak might seem easy to avoid, but all those little drips add up to a ton of water waste. Luckily, if you are dealing with a faucet leak, often changing the washer is all you need to fix the issue at hand. If you notice moisture around your plumbing or an increase in your water bill or meter, you might have a hidden leak that a professional can help find and fix. If ignored, you could be left with a pipe burst or a flood.
Start Caring About Your Drains
From not using drain catchers to throwing anything and everything down your garbage disposal or toilet, it can be easy to create consistent clogs. However, by keeping a drain catcher in your shower to catch any hair or soap scum and only flushing toilet paper and bodily waste, these daily steps are significant for your drains. If your drains or toilet are clogged continuously, it’s time to schedule a drain cleaning.
Schedule Your Inspections
When's the last time you had your water heater inspected? Routine maintenance can ensure you are never without hot water. Not to mention, it can ensure your energy usage is where it should be and that your system is the best one for you and your home.