Whether Valentine’s Day is today, over, or on the way, it’s not too late to show your home’s plumbing some much-needed love. Despite how much our plumbing systems do for us and how little they ask for in return, we often neglect to take care of them. Unfortunately, this neglect can lead to a lot of wasted water and costly repairs!
You can avoid a messy breakup and breakdown of your home’s plumbing by showing it love with these tips.
Don’t treat it like garbage
Even though they have a tough exterior, garbage disposals are sensitive appliances. They can’t handle hard food scraps like fruit pits, animal bones, or seeds. They’re also incompatible with oils, greases, and fats, which harden over time and create clogs. Keep your relationship with your garbage disposal healthy by remembering this simple rule when it comes to food scraps: when in doubt, throw it out.
Listen to its needs
Constant drips. A running toilet. Clanking from your water heater. These are all indicators that something is amiss with your plumbing, and it’s best not to ignore these cries for help. You will most likely need to call in a “mediator”--your plumber--to diagnose the problem.
Keep your pipes warm and toasty
No one likes being left out in the cold, including your pipes. Overlooking them during the cold season can leave you with a malfunctioning plumbing system and water damage to your home. To prevent frozen pipes, make sure to insulate them and shut off the water to areas at high risk for freezing, such as outdoor faucets.
Make some time for maintenance
Not a day goes by that we don’t use our plumbing system, but relationships are a two-way street that requires fostering in order to succeed. That’s where maintenance comes in! During a maintenance appointment, a plumber will make sure that everything is working correctly, safely, and efficiently. By joining our membership, you can enjoy front of the line services, special discounts, and a healthy plumbing system.
You can count on Roy’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for all your plumbing needs! Call us at (716) 215-2678, and we’ll take the worry away.