World Plumbing Day was March 11, and now is a great time to improve your home’s plumbing and protect your family’s health. When you properly maintain the plumbing in your Orange County home, it not only keeps your family healthy, but you’ll likely notice better efficiency, too, which positively impacts the environment. Check out these tips from the plumbing experts at Dial One Sonshine to keep your family healthy and your home safe.
Install a water filter
Depending on your Orange County location, your water should be relatively safe to drink, but it may not be free of contaminants. For example, if your home has lead pipes, you want to reconsider drinking straight from the tap.
You can keep your family worry-free by installing a water filter in your home, either straight onto the tap or integrated within your whole plumbing system. As long as you properly maintain the filter, you can expect contaminant-free drinking and cooking water for your family!
Keep up with water heater maintenance
You may not realize it, but your water heater needs regular maintenance, just like all other central equipment in your home. In a standard tank water heater, sediment builds up and causes disproportionate heating, and may even result in potential burns from your hot water tap.
If you have an electric water heater, sediment can also interfere with the heating functions and use more energy, reflecting in your utility bills. At Dial One Sonshine, our plumbing experts recommend having your water heater flushed once a year to prevent sediment buildup.
Schedule a professional drain cleaning
We all hate when our drains get clogged, but did you know that keeping drains clear can benefit your health, too? When hair builds up in a bathroom drain, not only does it prevent water from draining properly, but it can also cause wastewater to back up into your home. And kitchen clogs catch food particles that cause bacteria buildup and even attract pests and insects! Keep your home protected with regular drain cleanings from a professional. Your family will thank you!
Check for leaks
Another way to keep your home safer is to check your faucets and pipes for leaks routinely. Simply inspect your faucets for debris in the spout and run water throughout your home while looking for breaks in any visible pipes.
Of course, some leaks and pipes aren’t automatically visible to a homeowner, so be sure to call a plumbing expert if you have concerns. At Dial One Sonshine, we have various professional tools to detect even the smallest leak, saving you from potentially costly repairs down the road.