With the arrival of the New Year, it’s time to start thinking about what you’d like to accomplish both at work and at home. And while plumbing isn’t one of those things that normally makes the list of “things we need to think about,” now might be the best time to see whether you can do anything to improve your water efficiency and safety. We’ve got a few suggestions on where you can start.
Different towns and cities get their water from different sources, and sometimes that means that while water may be relatively safe to drink, it isn’t completely free of contaminants. Lead pipes in an older home for example, can cause a health risk to perfectly safe city water.
Installing a water filter, either directly on the tap, or a larger, integrated system into your own plumbing can ensure that the water you drink is safe for everyone, with no chance of contamination as long as you keep the filter itself in good working order.
Try to empty out your water heater once a year. This helps to prevent the build-up of sediment which can have various negative effects depending on the type of heater you own. Sediment in a gas heater, for example, can cause uneven heating in the tank that can eventually lead to damage.
In an electrical water heater, it can interfere with the heating process itself, causing the heater to use up more energy to heat the same amount of water, causing you to pay more on your utility bills. Keeping sediment to a minimum gets rid of this problem.
Drains are designed to catch solids that may clog up your pipes, but it’s important to keep those drains clear. This is especially true in the kitchen where the matter being caught is food particles. Anything that clings to your drain can eventually block the drain, but, more importantly, can present a health hazard as bacteria builds up, or even provides a food source to scavenging insects like roaches.
There are general things you can do to ensure your water is safer and healthier to use. Keeping your drains clear of hair in the bathroom, for example is good for continued clear flow, and also for health reasons. Occasionally looking at your faucets and cleaning them is another good safety measure; be sure to check the filter in the spout, as sometimes debris from the waterlines themselves can get trapped there.
Try also inspecting your pipes for leaks on occasion. Run the water in your home and look carefully over your pipes to see whether you have any small breaks, and make note if that’s the case.
Dial One Sonshine is here to make sure that your plumbing always works the way it should, and if it doesn’t, we can fix it better than ever. Just call us at (714) 252-7460 in the Garden Grove, CA area. We can inspect, maintain, and, if necessary, repair a problem to give you the peace of mind you deserve about the plumbing in your own home.
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