Start the New Year Off Right with Proper Plumbing Care
A new year is on the horizon, and it’s time to ensure your home’s plumbing is in working order. After all, plumbing issues can quickly become costly problems if they are not taken care of immediately. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a master plumber to know how to care for your home’s plumbing system properly. Here are some tips on properly taking care of your plumbing in 2023.
Check Your Plumbing Pipes Regularly
The first step in taking care of your home’s plumbing is ensuring that all pipes are in good condition. This means regularly checking for leaks, cracks, or other signs of damage. If you find any signs of wear, be sure to contact a professional plumber as soon as possible so that they can repair the issue before more costly problems arise. Additionally, check for signs of corrosion, as this can cause major issues down the line if left unchecked.
Inspect Your Water Heater
Your water heater is an important part of your home’s plumbing system and needs annual maintenance too! Be sure to periodically check for any signs of wear or tear, such as rusting tanks, leaking valves, or faulty electrical connections. Additionally, you should inspect the pressure relief valve at least once a year and have a plumber replace it every 5-10 years (or sooner if necessary).
Lastly, check the temperature setting on your water heater and make sure it is set between 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help ensure proper water heating and reduce energy costs!
Watch What You Flush Down the Toilet
Finally, ensure you are flushing only toilet paper and human waste down your toilet! Avoid flushing anything else, such as facial tissues or even wipes labeled “flushable” — these items can easily clog pipes and cause major issues for your plumbing system down the line. Also, be mindful about how much toilet paper you use at once — too much can lead to major clogs!
When You Need a Plumber You Can Trust, We’re Here to Help!
Taking good care of your home’s plumbing is essential for maintaining a safe and healthy environment in 2023 — and beyond! Regularly checking all pipes for leaks or cracks, inspecting your water heater, and being mindful about what gets flushed down the toilet will keep you from having expensive plumbing repairs throughout the year.
However, if you ever find yourself needing assistance with any plumbing issue — don’t hesitate to contact Western Maryland’s top-rated plumbers at W.M. Wilson Plumbing Services LLC!
To schedule your appointment, call (301) 831-5708 or fill out a quick form online; we look forward to hearing from you!