A New Start to a New Year with New Plumbing Tips For Your Home

3 Plumbing Tips to Kick Off the New Year

“New year, new you.” Isn’t that the phrase? The start of a new year is an exciting time for everyone. It’s a chance to start fresh, to reflect on the good memories, leave behind the bad memories, and move forward with a positive outlook on the year to come.

While every new year is exciting, the upcoming new year is particularly thrilling as it’s the start of a new decade as well! So what will this new year and new decade bring?

Plumbing professionals hope that the new year will be an opportunity for homeowners to learn more about their homes and how they work from the inside out. These three plumbing tips can help homeowners get started on learning something new in 2020.

Tip 1: How to Save Water (And Money!)

saving waterIt’s pretty crazy how long of a list there is when it comes to the types of leaks that a home can have. Leaking tub, leaking faucet, leaking toilet, leaking water heater, leaking pipes…the list could go on and on. This year, learn how to save water by eliminating leaks.

There are many signs of plumbing leaks; homeowners should know this list of signs by heart. Are your water bills higher than normal? If there’s a leak, there’s more water being used and more money being spent.

Pay attention to the water bill amount month over month to notice any abnormalities. Check for mold spots. These off-color wet spots grow rapidly and cause health and breathing problems, especially for people with asthma or allergies.

Also, take notice of any musty smells in the home as this is often a sign of mold. By taking care of water leaks, and the overall plumbing system in the house, homeowners can cut down on water usage and cut down on their water bills too!

Tip 2: Install Eco-Friendly Pipe Materials

Countless products are now being made to be more eco-friendly. From compostable single-use plates to phone cases made from recycled plastic, “green” products are here to stay. And some piping materials are more eco-friendly than others. The most common material for building water pipes is PVC (polyvinyl chloride).

eco-friendly pipe materials

These plastics are hard and very thick, making them difficult and expensive to recycle, so they often end up adding to overflowing landfills. Iron and copper are also common pipe materials. These metal pipes are easier to recycle than PVC pipes, but they take more energy to create making them wasteful.

More recently, polyethylene and polypropylene pipes are starting to be introduced. These plastics can be easily recycled and are more energy-efficient to create, making them an eco-friendly option.

Tip 3: Maintain the Home’s Water Filters

water filtersTaking care of the home’s water filters can improve the entire plumbing system. Water filters keep the water that runs through the pipes clean.

This prevents wear and tear on those pipes, corrosion, and other water damage that can lead to cracked and leaking pipes. How often should water filters be changed?

Well, it depends on various factors like the amount of water being consumed or the hardness of the water. But a basic rule of thumb is to change the filter about every 2 months, or for every 40 gallons of water used.

About Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC

At Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC, the needs and safety of their customers are of the utmost importance. They provide specialized plumbing and remodeling services to residents and business owners including pipe repair, clog repair, and water treatment services, and have been doing it since 1986.