How to Plan for A Healthy New Year
As the new year gets underway, many homeowners are looking at their residence and wondering if there’s anything that can be done to improve the quality of home life, or even add value to the investment in that property.
While plumbing isn’t often one of those areas that people give much thought to, it’s one of the cornerstones of a good home. After all, would you buy or live in a home with no toilet or running water? Good plumbing is essential not just for comfort, but health, and if you want to keep your new year healthy, there are a few things you can do with the plumbing in your home to ensure that things are safer, better and healthier for 2017.
Should You Think About Water Filtration?
Getting a water filter installed in your home is one of the ultimate forms of protection when it comes to safe water, especially drinking or cooking water. Water filters are available in a variety of forms, from smaller units that can be directly installed to specific taps, to larger systems that professionals can integrate to your entire water supply.
In both cases, this adds an extra layer of protection so that if you have concerns about the quality of city water, this final layer of water filtration ensures that your own drinking water is safe.
What Happens If I Ignore My Drain?
Your drain is critical to ensuring that waste water is safely removed from your home and sent to the sewer. However, keeping a drain clean is not just important for water efficiency reasons, but health as well.
Not clearing a drain and allowing matter to accumulate—especially organic matter like food—creates a breeding ground for bacteria that can affect the entire household. Food build up on drains also acts as a feeding ground for other pests like mice, rats and roaches.
What About My Water Heater?
A water heater is often ignored in the home for years at a time until it starts acting up. If you want to make the most of your water heater, you should “flush” it at least once a year. This prevents sediment from building up, which can actually damage your tank if you have a gas heating system. If you have an electrical heating system, sediment can dramatically reduce its efficiency, causing you to pay more in utilities as your heater uses up more energy.
Are There Any General Water Safety Practices I Can Maintain?
There are many things you can do over the course of normal home life to keep your water cleaner and safer. In the bathrooms and showers, make sure that hair is kept clear of drains.
Try to keep all of your faucets clean, and check the filter trap on your taps for debris that may have come into your water supply. Occasionally run the water, then inspect your pipes for leaks.
Bring In the Experts
Anytime Plumbing, Inc is ready to help any Las Vegas homeowner to enjoy safe, efficient water. If you want professional results with your plumbing inspection, maintenance and/or repairs, call us at 702-362-9300. We’re ready to help with any problem.