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New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Plumbing

New Year’s resolutions help you decide what you want to do to improve your life in the next 12 months. You might decide to stop smoking or biting your nails and lose a few extra pounds. It’s easy to make resolutions when it comes to your home, too. Check out the best resolutions you can make in January and stick to them all year to improve your plumbing.

Fix Problems Fast

Now is a good time to resolve to fix any plumbing problems you see as soon as possible and not put them off. When your toilet leaks, it’s easy to ignore it and assume it’s a minor issue. Leaks are usually not minor issues though. A leak might pop up because you have a rusty valve in the toilet tank or a broken seal around the bottom of the toilet. The sooner that you repair your plumbing problems, the less they’ll cost you later.

Become a Fan of Your Garbage Disposal

Many people have a bad habit of treating their garbage disposals the same way they treat dumpsters. They assume that they can toss anything in the disposal and that it will get rid of the trash for them. There are many different items that you should never try to pour down the kitchen sink drain, like kitty litter. Avoid any type of grease or oil, too. It doesn’t take long for grease and oil to congeal in the pipe and clog the line. You should also avoid using your garbage disposal to get rid of eggshells and coffee grounds.

Schedule Drain Cleaning

No matter how careful you are with your pipes and drains, clogs can still form. Clogs in the pipes leading to your tub or shower will often cause water to back up and spill over the drain. The water can even spill out of the tub. Expert drain cleaning removes anything clogged in the pipe and forces it into the sewer system. Experts can clean any drains in your home on a scheduled basis.

Consider New Plumbing

If you want to make a big change in the new year and have more money available, consider new plumbing. PEX is a great option because it stands up to cold winter temperatures without freezing or breaking. Even if you can’t afford to replace all of your plumbing, you can replace some of the rusty galvanized or copper pipes inside of your walls and running underneath your house.

The new year is a great time to make resolutions for yourself and your household. To improve your plumbing, think about replacing old pipes, learning how to use your garbage disposal, taking care of issues quickly, and setting up drain cleaning. Call Total Care Plumbing in Grand Forks, ND to schedule your first appointment for drain cleaning next year.