Plumbing New Year’s Resolutions: Pipes, Drains, Immediate Attention

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some possible New Year’s resolutions to consider regarding your home’s plumbing system. Proper care of the plumbing system can save you significant sums of money while also removing hassle and making your home more eco-friendly, and many people use the new year as a way to renew their commitment to strong care of their plumbing.

At My Buddy the Plumber, we’re happy to assist with a huge range of plumbing needs and services, from drain cleaning and pipe jetting services to water softeners, water heaters, emergency plumbing solutions and more. If you’re making New Year’s resolutions regarding your plumbing, here are a few other themes you might consider.

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Warming Water Pipes

The winter period that the new year falls in is one where there’s a risk of your water pipes freezing and bursting. If your water pipes freeze, you want to repair the issue as quickly as possible in order to prevent major damage that costs a lot of money and time to fix.

Keeping your water pipes insulated during cold weather means less risk for emergency home repairs or costly expenses in repairing frozen and burst pipe issues when they arise. It’s a great idea to insulate your water pipes from the time the weather starts getting chilly and continues through until it becomes warm again.

Don’t Strain the Drain

Another common New Year’s resolution, especially among homeowners who have had clogs or other issues with drains in the past, is the desire to be more proactive about their drain lines. The possibility of your drains becoming clogged is higher if you have children or pets in your home, since they may feel an urge to put objects down the drain if it’s accessible enough.

Strainers for sinks and bathtubs can help reduce the likelihood of a drain getting plugged up, as can screens on vents leading to the outdoors. Drains are also susceptible to getting plugged up if you dump grease down them, so periods of cooking where grease will be used should be followed by a drain clearing routine.

Attend to Issues Sooner, Not Later

If you notice any kind of significant plumbing issue that may be straining your system, whether it’s a strange smell from a drain or a higher-than-normal water bill, it’s best to have it checked out by a professional plumber sooner instead of later. Many minor issues can turn into major ones if they aren’t addressed quickly and thoroughly, so be sure to work with the plumbing company you trust to clear up any potential problems.

For more on how to use New Year’s resolutions as a way to improve the care of your plumbing system, or to learn about any of our plumbing or HVAC services, speak to the staff at My Buddy the Plumber today.