Prep Your Plumbing This Season
Whether your holidays are spent hosting large amounts of family and friends, or as quiet days with your closest loved ones, there is no doubt that the most wonderful time of the year is busy for most of us.
Preparing your home for an increase in cooking, guests, and gathering is a big task. It’s time to pull out the gourds and garlands, wash the sheets and clean the guest rooms, and make shopping lists.
Something that may get overlooked when it comes to prepping the home for the holidays is your plumbing system. Your plumbing undergoes additional stress during this season and by paying it some extra attention ahead of time, you can avoid mid-party emergencies.
The Flow Pro Plumbing team has come up with a list of projects for you to take care of before the carolers arrive!
The time has come to stop putting off scheduling your much needed plumbing repairs. The leaky sink in the upstairs bathroom, the odd-sounding garbage disposal, and the water heater in desperate need of flushing are begging for some attention!
Taking care of these repairs now will lessen your risk of them escalating into larger, more expensive problems throughout the holiday season.
Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom is typically a large task that takes a lot of planning and time to execute. So, unless you’ve been in the throes of remodeling for a few months now, it may be best to push the beginning of the kitchen of your dreams into the new year.
However, there are a few smaller remodeling projects you can complete just in time to wow your guests. The first is to install new fixtures. A new faucet or showerhead will not only improve your water flow but a new color or finish can completely change the look of a room. This will make the space feel new and fresh.
If you’ve been debating replacing your toilet for a while, consider making the upgrade to a low-flush model. These toilets use less water to flush, saving you money on your water bills.
When it comes time to install all of your new fixtures, be sure to give Flow Pro Plumbing a call to help! One wrong connection could leave you with a big mess to clean up.
Most homes would benefit greatly from a water filtration system, especially if the area you live in is known to have hard water. Hard water, while harmless to consume, has an excess amount of minerals that can build up on your fixtures, affecting water pressure and potentially causing clogs. Hard water can also:
- Affect your water’s taste.
- Make your laundry fade faster.
- Dry out your skin and hair.
A water filtration system will help eliminate a large number of minerals from your water, as well as unwanted bacteria, and leave you with better tasting, better-for-your-plumbing water.
We rely heavily on our water heaters for bathing and doing a variety of household chores. If your water heater is over 10 years old and consistently in need of repairs, you may want to consider installing a new one before the holidays.
A new tankless water heater is a great option for those who want access to hot water on-demand. This will make it easier for all your guests to get their morning shower in without worrying about running out of hot water!
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Whatever projects you’re ready to take on before the new year, Flow Pro Plumbing is the team to call at (925) 436-1717. You can also contact us online with any questions and check out our blog for plumbing tips and tricks!