2020 Resolutions to Protect a Residential Plumbing System

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Home plumbing is a system that tends to be taken for granted. As long as it is working right, we don’t think much about it. But the moment it breaks, it demands your attention and repair efforts. The good news is that there are many things you can do to avoid causing damage to your home’s plumbing. With the new year upon us, here are several ideas on how to better care for your system. You might even make them part of your new year’s resolutions.

  1. Flush the Right Things: Only put human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. Many people don’t know this, and flush other items such as feminine products, diapers, cotton balls, Q-tips, paper towels, and wet wipes. Wet wipes are particularly problematic, even if they indicate they are flushable.
  2. Use the Garbage Disposal Correctly: The disposal is not actually intended to be used as a convenient alternative to the trash can. They are meant to catch bits and pieces of food waste during dish washing and cleaning. It’s best to scrape as much food waste as possible into the garbage can versus putting it all down the disposal.
  3. Reduce Water Usage: Here in the Temecula valley, water is among the most precious resources we have. By taking steps to conserve it, you’ll be doing your part to help avoid water waste. You’ll also save money and minimize wear and tear on your plumbing system.
  4. Get a Regular Plumbing Check-Up: Scheduling a plumbing expert to inspect your water lines and drains can be a great way to prevent small issues from becoming big problems. Fine tuning things such as water pressure, checking for leaks, or other issues can help you avoid potential damage to your home. With proper attention and service, damage can often be prevented.
  5. Water Heater Maintenance: Water is filled with sand and minerals that can build up inside a heater unit, causing corrosion and rust inside. All water heaters are equipped to handle this occurrence by simple means, but the service work needs to be done on a regular basis. You can prevent this by regularly removing the sediment using a hose and bucket.

Does your plumbing need some attention? Contact an expert at Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning: (951) 375-6856.