February is an excellent month for home improvement. Unless you’re a fan of cold, rainy weather, there’s a good chance you’re inside, waiting for spring. In the meantime, take a look at our list below of easy ways to update – and elevate – your home’s plumbing.
We’ve included simple DIY projects, ways to make your home greener and healthier, as well as a couple of things that the team at Allied Reddi-Rooter can take care of – like installing a new water softener or performing a routine plumbing inspection.
Schedule routine maintenance
If you could only do one thing on the list, let it be this one. Having your home’s plumbing checked by a professional is critical for many reasons. First, it will help identify small problems that could become bigger ones down the road, so you won’t have to pay for an expensive repair later. And regular maintenance will give you peace of mind, knowing that your plumbing is in top shape.
Invest in a Novo water softener
Did you know that Novo water softeners are the highest efficiency water softeners available today? In fact, they use up to 75% less salt and 64% less water compared to conventional calendar clock models. Choose a Novo water softener and say good-bye to hard water problems including clogged pipes and hard water spots on your glasses and dishes.
Learn how to use a plunger
You may be surprised by how many people don’t know how to use a plunger correctly. If you do, it will save you a few headaches and maybe even a call to the plumber.
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Brush up on drain dos and don’ts
If you’ve forgotten what you can and (perhaps more importantly) can’t put down the drain, it’s time for a refresh. We recommend printing out our article below and keeping it on your fridge. And remember, disposable wipes are not made to be flushed down the toilet, no matter what the packaging says.
Ten items to never put down the kitchen drain
Update your bathroom (in a weekend)
Is your bathroom in need of some sprucing up? If so, all you need is one weekend to make it look fantastic – and more efficient, too. Choose paints specifically developed for bathrooms to keep mold and mildew at bay. Replace old faucets or the shower head, or simply invest in new towels, rugs and a shower curtain.
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Do mold control
Mold in the home can be a serious problem if it isn’t addressed quickly. Not only can it lead to respiratory issues, but it can exacerbate allergies as well. One of the places mold tends to grow in the home is in the bathroom because it thrives in damp areas. Make sure the bathroom is well ventilated, repair cracked tiles and walls and keep towels and bathmats dry.
Resolve to save water
Using less water isn’t just good for the planet, it’s also a great way to save a little money. This year, why not water your lawn just twice a week? Only use your washing machine when you have a full load, take shorter showers, and check your home for any water leaks.
Go green in 2022
Even small changes can impact the planet in a big way. Invest in environmentally friendly faucets and toilets, buy eco-friendly cleaning supplies, and choose a water saving showerhead.
Want to get your home’s plumbing ready for the year ahead? Call or contact the team at Allied Reddi-Rooter. We’ll make sure your home’s plumbing is ready for the new year. We always come highly recommended and have earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for our expert quality of service. We’re here to help Cincinnati homeowners with all their plumbing needs. You can follow us on Facebook, @Allied Reddi-Rooter for the latest tips or to ask us a question.
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