The summer is often a slower season when you have time to get some household chores done. Looking into the health of your plumbing, pipes, and fixtures is one important task that you should definitely get done before the colder seasons roll around again. Be sure to complete these four tasks with the help of your trusted plumber.
Check Your Water Heater
First, ask your plumber to flush out your hot water heater. This can get rid of any sediments that are decreasing the energy efficiency of the appliance. You may also want to consider upgrading the unit if it is over 12 years old.
Upgrade Your Fixtures
Second, if your fixtures are starting to look dated or tarnished, now is also a great time to consider replacing them. Be sure to choose only high-efficiency fixtures that will help you save water without significantly limiting flow.
Get Your Drains Cleaned
Next, consider drain cleaning, especially if you have drains in your home that have begun running slowly. Remember that chemical drain cleaners actually damage your pipes over time. Your plumber can safely clean your pipes so that they drain quickly again.
Check for Plumbing Leaks
Finally, ask your plumber for leak detection services. Even the smallest leak in your pipes or the slowest drip from your faucet can waste an incredible amount of water and money every year. Repairing these issues may save you up to 10 percent on your annual water bill.
There are many things you can do this summer to get your fixtures looking their best, to correct problems you have noticed over the past few months, and to save money through eco-friendly water heaters, toilets, showerheads, and more. Let a qualified professional from Hedrick’s Service Now help you with all of these issues.