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New Year's Resolutions for Your Plumbing System


Make a Resolution To Pay More Attention To Your Home’s Plumbing System This Year

Getting blindsided by a plumbing issue is never fun, which is why the new year is the best time to make a resolution for a home’s plumbing system. Luckily, it’s not nearly as hard as hitting the gym every day or giving up coffee. With a few simple tips, homeowners can ensure that their home’s plumbing system is in good shape for the year to come. It’s the best way to help head off emergency plumbing issues and keep the year as stress-free as possible.

Drain Cleaning


Many homeowners are unaware of the problems lurking in the darkness of their drains. It’s almost unavoidable. No matter how careful the homeowner is, there will be some buildup in their home’s drains over time. Of course, there are ways to limit this, like screens or stoppers over shower, sink, and tub drains that catch debris. However, the best way to prevent a drain-related emergency is to schedule a drain cleaning at least once a year.

Many professional plumbers can clean drains using hydrojetting. This is the best way to safely and effectively make sure drains are clear. They use a high-pressure water jet down the drains to clear out any stubborn debris without the risk of damaging the drain pipes, but this is only possible with training. Many homeowners who schedule a drain cleaning see an immediate difference in how fast and effectively their drains work.

Mind What Goes Into the Toilet

Another great plumbing resolution is to mind what goes into the toilet. The most common issues that cause emergency plumbing situations involve items that shouldn’t be flushed. The general rule of thumb is to keep it to only waste and toilet paper. However, homeowners with septic systems should make sure they have septic-safe toilet paper to prevent costly issues.

It’s also a good idea to take a hard look at the toilet. New, no-clog, high-efficiency toilets can save homeowners money by using less than half the water of the old toilets. These new toilets use water pressure instead of water volume to push waste down the drain.

Keep an Eye and Ear Out for Leaks

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One of the things that homeowners dread most is a costly leak. Since most of the plumbing system is hidden from view, it can be hard to catch a leak until it has damaged the house. This is why homeowners need to look out for leak signals. Looking for wet spots on the floors, walls, and around any plumbing fixtures is a good way to spot a leak. But, the ears can often alert homeowners to a leak before it’s apparent to the eyes.

Homeowners should listen for shaking, banging, whistling, or screeching sounds. All of these sounds indicate that something is wrong with the plumbing system. Not all of them mean a leak is happening, but they all indicate that a leak could occur soon. It’s always best to call a professional when these sounds occur in the plumbing.

About C & D Plumbing Inc.

The friendly folks at C & D Plumbing Inc. have been serving Fort Lauderdale, FL, with pride for over 10 years. They provide up-front pricing and a customer-focused philosophy that makes them a local favorite. Their techs are licensed and insured so that homeowners can rest easy. Call now for expert plumbing services!