It’s officially 2023! The new year is a great time to reflect on the past twelve months and make resolutions for the coming one. If you're like most homeowners, your list probably includes resolutions like "exercise more" and "save money." But have you thought about your home’s plumbing system? Homeowners often overlook their plumbing system, but it’s one of the main reasons your house can function the way it does. In this blog, Cardinal Plumbing & Electric will share a few plumbing tasks you can add to your new year's resolutions. Here are six ways to give your plumbing some TLC this year and keep your system running smoothly in 2023.
Install New Fixtures
Are your faucets, showerheads, and toilets looking a little worn? Replacing them with new fixtures is a great way to update the look of your bathroom or kitchen while ensuring everything is functioning properly. Small projects like fixture upgrades can make a massive difference in the style of your space.
Check for Leaks
Make it a habit to check all exposed pipes regularly for any signs of water leaks. Even tiny drips can add to big problems over time, so catch them immediately. Ignoring a leak can waste thousands of gallons of water, resulting in a homeowner’s worst nightmare — a high water bill. If you suspect leaks in your home, schedule a leak repair appointment to prevent further water damage.
Winters can be brutal here in Canada. Insulating your pipes can help prevent them from freezing and bursting during extreme weather conditions. You can also seal any cracks in your doors and windows that may allow cold air to enter your home. Frozen pipes can be a disaster, not to mention a significant expense, so you should take the necessary steps to prevent them.
Install a Water Filtration System
Not only will a water filtration system improve the taste and quality of your drinking water, but it can also help reduce problems like hard water buildup and sediment accumulation in your pipes. If you’re tired of seeing spots on your dishes and fixtures, our water treatment services at Cardinal Plumbing & Electric are a perfect fit for you.
Schedule a Drain Cleaning
Clogged drains are no fun to deal with – not to mention they could indicate deeper plumbing issues lurking beneath the surface. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably used your kitchen drain quite a lot this past holiday season. Additionally, if you had guests visiting this holiday season, your bathroom drains were most likely put to use as well. Get ahead of potential problems by scheduling a professional drain cleaning with us.
Inspect Your Water Heater
It’s always a good idea to check your water heater for any signs of corrosion or other damage. If you hear odd noises from your water heater or your water is rust-colored, it might be time to replace your water heater. Frequent repairs are another sign it might be time for a new water heater. Replacement is usually the best option when you are continuously paying for repairs.
Adding these plumbing resolutions to your list this new year can keep your plumbing system healthy and happy all of 2023!
If you’d like to schedule appointments for any of these services, don’t hesitate to contact us at (705) 230-3037 or fill out our online contact form to speak with one of our team members.