Plumbing Resolutions to Have in the New Year

A broken pipe, a clogged toilet, and an overflowing sink can certainly ruin your day. While many of these disasters just happen, you may be doing something to contribute to this unexpected nightmare. Many homeowners may have bad plumbing habits and don’t even know it. All of these things can cause costly repairs and a lot of inconveniences.

Fortunately, they can all be avoided. If you want to attempt to prevent the inconvenience of plumbing disasters in 2020, here are some plumbing resolutions that you should have in the new year.

Plumbing Resolutions for 2020

Don’t Flush Things Down The Toilet That Aren’t Meant To Be Flushed

If your toilet keeps getting clogged, it might be because you are flushing the wrong things down it. Your toilet isn’t meant to act as a garbage can. It would be best if you didn't flush things like food, napkins, or other trash down it. These items can clog your toilet, and they can be difficult to remove on your own. Make it a point to only flush toilet paper and human waste down your toilet this new year.

Stop Using Chemical Drain Cleaners

While chemical drain cleaners might work to get rid of a clog, for the time being, they can be very damaging to your plumbing. If you use them often, they will make your pipes deteriorate rapidly. It can cost thousands of dollars to fix this damage. If your pipes are clogged, you should call a plumber to fix remove the clog instead.

Get Leaks Fixed

Many of us have dealt with a leak at one point or another. You may think it’s not a big deal, but these leaks can actually cause you to waste a lot of water. The added cost on your water bill can really add up over-time. If you have even a small leak, you should make it a resolution this year to get it fixed.

Learn What Goes Into Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal is a great appliance to have. It can be a rather useful way to dispose of food items that you no longer want. However, that doesn’t apply to all food items.

Things like bones, fruit pits, potato peels, and grease are just a few of the things that you shouldn’t put in it. In order to make your disposal last as long as possible, it’s imperative that you learn what should go into it and what you should dispose of somewhere else.

Turn The Water Off When Not In Use

You could be wasting hundreds each year by leaving the water on when you aren’t using it. Turn off your faucet when you are brushing your teeth; don’t turn the shower on and walk away from it to do something else.

Leave Plumbing Projects To The Professionals

There might be all sorts of plumbing projects that you have to tackle in 2020. However, you really should leave them up to the professionals. Things like replacing a toilet, faucet, or a sink might seem very easy at first. However, they can quickly turn into a lot more work than you anticipated them to be.

We Can Tackle Any Plumbing Problem with Ease!

All year round you should strive to become more conscious about your home’s plumbing. If you do run into some sort of plumbing issue during the new year, give Griffin Mechanical, LLC a call at (615) 502-3030.

We can help you with all of your plumbing needs, and we will never make repairs that just aren’t necessary. We have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and we are committed to providing only the highest level of customer service.