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Keep your plumbing in good shape throughout 2015

The new year is here, which means many people are focusing on the different ways they can improve their lives over the next 12 months. While it is certainly important to have personal goals, these upgrades shouldn't be limited to just yourself. This year, extend your resolutions to cover the care of your home. If you are like many homeowners, chances are you don't put a lot of thought into your plumbing system, as it is easy to forget as long as it is doing the job properly. Make this the year that you step up care for this essential system.

Here are a few tips to help guide you:

  • Go easy on the disposal: While the garbage disposal will be helpful in many ways in the kitchen, you should be careful not to overload it. This will cause issues with your sink that can cause lasting damage.
  • Replace old parts: Being aware of the state of the systems in your home is essential. That means if you notice a washing machine hose is looking a little worn out, take the time to replace it.
  • Schedule regular check-ups: You should have a professional come in to look at your pipes at least once a year, if not twice. This will allow you to have peace of mind, as a plumber will be able to catch any issues early on before they become a disaster.

If you are interested in having a professional come in and inspect your home's plumbing, be sure to schedule an appointment with a Washington, DC plumber from John C. Flood as soon as possible! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about the services that we offer.