Kick Off the New Year With These Four Plumbing Tips

The start of a new year provides an opportunity to refocus and start fresh. If you want your plumbing to work better for you this year, get ahead on your resolutions and make some changes now. Simple adjustments to how you use your plumbing can make a huge difference here in Montana. You can make your pipes more effective, minimize drainage issues, and keep emergency plumbing repairs away. Here are some things you can do now to prep your plumbing system for the new year.

1. Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning Services

Are you hosting holiday parties this season? Parties are fun, but they can be tough on the plumbing system. With more waste being generated, flushed, and rinsed, there’s more opportunity for backups.

Do yourself and your pipes a favor. Hire a licensed plumber for professional drain cleaning services to get your pipes ready for holiday guests.

2. Fix Existing Plumbing Problems

When the clock strikes midnight and a new year arrives, don’t be fooled into believing that all plumbing problems of years past will magically disappear. Plumbing problems will follow you into the new year unless you do something about them now.

Have a leaky faucet? Get it fixed.

Need a new toilet seal? Make an appointment with a plumber to replace the wax seal.

Now is the perfect time to fix those nagging plumbing issues. Go into the new year knowing your home’s plumbing is leak-free and working its best.

3. Install a Water Softener or Water Filtration System

Many homes have hard water, which is a way of saying there’s a buildup of calcium and magnesium in the water supply. Hard water isn’t harmful to drink or bathe in, but it’s not kind to plumbing. Homes with excessive hard water experience more clogs and need to replace fixtures and water-using appliances more often.

Installing a water softener doesn’t remove the excess minerals but, instead, uses salt to soften the minerals and protect your plumbing from the effects of hard water. If you want to eliminate minerals, consider installing a water filtration system. Both are viable options depending on your goals and budget.

4. Schedule a Plumbing Inspection

Plumbing problems often surprise people, but that doesn’t have to happen to you. Don’t get blindsided by a burst pipe or a broken fixture. Hire a plumber to inspect your plumbing and get alerted to potential problems.

During an inspection, a plumber will inspect the following:

  • Check the main water supply valve for damage and proper function
  • Test the water heater and check for broken parts
  • Perform a camera inspection of sewer and drain lines
  • Check the water pressure
  • Inspect fixtures, supply lines, and drain lines
  • Check to make sure all plumbing is watertight

Make a resolution now to get your plumbing in shape for the new year. For expert plumbing services in Bozeman, MT, and surrounding areas, call the team at Mountain Valley Plumbing and Heating today!