With all the extra time spent at home, you might find yourself cooking and cleaning more than usual. Not only has your dishwasher seen more loads than ever before, but your plumbing and home fixtures are working overtime too. That’s why we want to remind homeowners everywhere, that when it comes to your plumbing, there are a few things to keep and mind and look out for:
Keep Your Drains Safe
One minor little investment that can wind up having a significant impact is your drain catchers. Whether it’s in your sink or tub, these handy devices help stop some of the most common drain cloggers from making their way down your pipes. From hair to loose food particles, a drain catcher is your plumbings first line of defense from a clog.
Don’t Flush it All
Your next step in drain prevention is by keeping an eye on what you flush down your toilet. Avoid wipes, paper towels, or anything that is not toilet paper. Though there are wipes on the market that label themselves as flushable, you still want to throw them in the trash instead. The reason being is that they are not easily dissolvable, and can live in your plumbing for quite some time, clogging your pipes.
Don’t Forget Your Water Heater
You might notice that your water usage has gone up in the last week or so, often leading to more strain on your water heater. It might be time to adjust the thermostat or flush the tank. If your water heater has seen better days, you might want to consider an upgrade. Either way, if you’re noticing some commonly occurring issues, you might want to consider scheduling service.