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Some Plumbing Tips to Help Start the Year Strong

The New Year is a time for resolutions and for starting fresh. It marks an opportunity to take on new habits and to learn something new. It’s an exciting time, and for many, it’s a time filled with much energy and momentum. As you make your resolutions this year, consider adding some home maintenance items to that list.

It’s the perfect time of year to learn more about how to better take care of your home. With that goal in mind, here are some plumbing tips from local plumbing professionals.

The Importance of Saving Water

saving waterIt’s easy to think that small leaks don’t result in much-wasted water or that small issues in your plumbing system aren’t a major problem. However, the reality is that these issues can lead to lots of waste, and people are looking to save water more now than ever before.

Even a small leak, over time, can lead to lots of wasted water and a substantial increase in your water bill. Avoid this wasted water and money by ensuring that all of your piping systems are in good shape.

If you haven’t had your pipes inspected recently, it’s a good idea to do so. This will let you identify any unnoticed leaks or problem areas and will enable you to quickly fix those issues before they lead to bigger problems and more wasted water.

Using Eco-Friendly Pipe Materials

As everyone works to be environmentally friendly, it’s important to think about ways that you can make your home more eco-friendly. If you find yourself needing to replace some piping or needing to repipe your home, there are some materials that are better for the environment than others.

eco friendly pipe materials

A few materials that are particularly eco-friendly are: copper, as no solvent-based adhesives are used during installation and it can be recycled; cast iron, which is made from 100% recycled materials; galvanized steel, because it can be melted down and recycled and because of its low impact; and PEX, because no adhesives are used during installation.

If you need piping in your home, make sure you talk to a trusted plumber about the most eco-friendly materials to use.

Adding Water Filters

water filtersWater filters might not seem that important, but they can actually help all aspects of your plumbing system. Not only can they improve the quality and safety of your home’s water, but they can help to protect your pipes.

Water filters help to remove particles, contaminants, and minerals from your water supply. Doing so reduces the buildup in your pipes that eventually leads to pipe corrosion. If you’re concerned about the quality of your home’s water or if you’ve noticed that your home has hard water, it’s a good idea to talk to your plumber about installing a whole-house water filter.

Hopefully, these plumbing tips will help you to make your plumbing systems function better and help you avoid any plumbing emergencies. And, if you have any questions or concerns about your plumbing system, it’s always best to contact a trusted professional before a small problem becomes a major emergency.

Contact Your Local Service Company

Affordable Plumbing, Heating & Air provides quality HVAC and plumbing services for the Fair Hope, Spanish Fort, and Mobile areas. Committed to customer service and quality workmanship, they are available 24/7 to meet all of your HVAC and plumbing needs.