New Year’s Resolutions & Upgrades For Your Residential Plumbing System

Here are some tips to keep in mind throughout 2023 to improve your residential plumbing system!

residential plumbing is a big part of what we do at Beehive Plumbing in Northern Utah

All of us at Beehive Plumbing want to first and foremost wish you and your Northern Utah household a very Happy New Year!

We understand how this time of year is when a lot of people need to take a closer look at their residential plumbing systems, and New Years resolutions can always apply to your property’s plumbing.

Below we’re going over a handful of New Year’s resolutions and upgrades to extend the lifespan of your plumbing system:

Limiting Your Over-The-Counter Drain Cleaner Usage

The vast majority of these drain cleaning products entail extremely harmful chemicals that quickly corrode pipes. Every professional plumber will say the same thing when it comes to these drain cleaners, and it’s that these products only temporarily resolve clogs and other drainage issues.

It’s also important to remember that there’s good bacteria within your septic tank that effectively breaks down solid waste, and these drain cleaners can negatively impact this type of bacteria as well.

Consider Installing A Drain Catcher

Drain catchers are very useful when it comes to minimizing the possibilities of insoluble materials going down your drains. Drain catchers also typically help encourage homeowners to invest in routine drain cleaning as well.

It’s a great idea to consider a drain catcher installation in your sinks this year, because these basic devices go a long way to prolong your garbage disposal’s lifespan!

Stop Flushing “Flushable Wipes”

There are plenty of products that market themselves as flushable, when the truth is that these types of wipes are often incredibly detrimental to plumbing systems everywhere.

As much as we all want to believe that these products are safe for pipes, it’s important to come to terms with the reality of these products. A good alternative to flushing these wipes is to place a trash bin next to your toilet for these products.

Properly Taking Care Of Your Garbage Disposal

We all know just how convenient garbage disposals are when it comes to grinding down food particles and helping them pass through your pipes, but of course these valuable plumbing appliances need to be taken care of on a yearly basis.

There are plenty of products that should never go down your garbage disposal, including:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Bones
  • Veggie skins
  • And so much more!

Reducing Your Overall Water Waste

There are countless ways that you can reduce the amount of water your household wastes this year, and the easiest strategy is to simply turn your taps off when they’re not being used.

Rainfall collecting for gardening purposes and recycling your dishwasher’s gray water can also be great ways to conserve your household’s overall water usage!

Schedule Regular Plumbing Maintenance

The very best way to ensure the overall integrity of your home’s plumbing system is to invest in professional maintenance appointments from our Master Plumbers.

Although this seems rather straightforward, a lot of people neglect the necessary maintenance that their plumbing system needs. Our experienced specialists will always be able to spot lingering issues and address minor problems before they get out of hand, which can save you thousands in the long run!

Consider Residential Plumbing Upgrades

There are a lot of residential plumbing upgrades that you should keep in mind this year, including:

  • Foot-Activated Sinks: This is a popular fixture in restaurants, and they’re incredibly convenient due to being able to turn your faucet on with just an easy press of your foot.
  • Pot Filler Faucets: This is an awesome plumbing upgrade for people who love cooking. These faucets feature hoses that allow you to transport your faucet wherever you need it to be.
  • Dual-Flush Toilets: What’s great about these toilets is that they offer a half-flush option that’s specifically oriented towards liquid waste, as well as a full flush for solid waste.

The Beehive Plumbing Team Is Here To Help Improve Your Residential Plumbing System This Year!

Beehive Plumbing is here to help you make the most of your property’s plumbing system this year, and our team is prepped and ready to be there for you when you need us.

Contact us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to speak with our industry experts today about what changes you’d like to see for your residential plumbing system in 2023!

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