It seems like just yesterday that we were preparing for Thanksgiving and now the New Year is already here. Almost as important as having the ball drop in Time Squares, is the prospect of making new resolutions for the year to come. As people sing the final chords of Auld Lang Syne, they usually already have goals for the future. Many individuals like to focus on their health, family, and career. However, just as important as relationships is making resolutions about your home, specifically your plumbing.
Your plumbing and drains are the veins and lifeblood of your home. They work the hardest for your home, but usually do not garner much attention. They keep a home comfortable. This year, along with your diet, be mindful of how you treat your plumbing.
Treat Your Toilet with Respect
Toilets work hard for you. They deal with messes that no one else wants to. That is why you should be careful what you flush down it. There are many things that your toilet cannot process, including sanitary pads, q-tips, plastic bags, and more. Rather than flushing it, put it in the trashcans. It will save both you and your toilet a lot of trouble in the future.
Be Kind to Your Disposal
Much like your toilet, you should be careful what you put in your disposal. It’s just as sensitive as some stomachs. You don’t want it to be clogged with oils and fats. Run hot water each time you use your disposal to avoid buildup.
Cut Water Usage
Many people forget that water is a finite resource. In some areas, water can be quite scarce. That is why it is important that you limit your water usage and make sure that none of your pipes have leaks. This way, not only will you help your home, you can feel good about helping the earth.
Everyone at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain hopes you had a very Happy New Year. We wish you luck on all your resolutions, both big and small. If you do have plumbing questions or need repairs, don’t hesitate to call. Our bluefrog plumbers are ready and available, no matter the time or day. Call today.