Happy New Year! We hope you’re enjoying some well deserved time with your friends, family, or virtual neighbors this year while we welcome 2021 with open arms. Hey, we know that this past year has been kind of different, but shouldn’t you be thinking about a new years resolution? Remember those?
Well, have no fear, your Guardian plumber is here! We’d like to make the case that your new year’s resolution should have something to do with your plumbing system. They often go neglected until something goes wrong and then you end up paying all the money you had saved up for a vacation on a pipe repair.
How about investing in these three upgrades, so that your plumbing in Maidstone, SK stays in great shape? We promise that when next year rolls around, no matter how bad or good 2021 is, you’ll be thanking us for the advice.
Backflow Preventers Are Always a Good Idea
Don’t know what a backflow preventer is? Don’t worry! These systems are exactly what they sound like. They’re an addition to your plumbing system that stops any wastewater from flowing backwards into your fresh water pipes. It stops any cross-contamination and allows your home to function as a one-way plumbing system.
While you might think that your plumbing already does this, that might not be the case when something breaks or when our area suffers from flooding. Due to increases in pressure, sometimes wastewater can end up being thrown back into your plumbing system to contaminate your main water line. A backflow preventer locks up whenever it detects that water is flowing in the wrong direction, and it makes it physically impossible for this event to occur. Basically, it’s a wonderful upgrade to have when you want to ensure that your water remains safe and clear from this kind of catastrophe.
Insulate Your Pipes or Get Them Replaced!
It’s wintertime, and you know what that means! It’s the season for dreaded burst pipes. While there are many ways to stop pipes from bursting, like keeping cabinets open and leaving your heat on while you’re not home, there are some upgrades that could go a long way towards preventing this kind of disaster.
For starters, you could insulate your pipes that are more exposed, like the ones in your basement or crawlspace. Hardware stores sell foam insulation that can be wrapped around your pipes. However, these kinds of insulation might not do the job on old or corroded pipes, and you might want to invest in our pipe replacement services to have your plumbing system upgraded.
Keep Drains Clear!
While this might not technically be an “upgrade,” we view plumbing maintenance and yearly drain cleaning services as an upgrade. A plumbing system that goes without maintenance, or without professional drain cleaning services is going to be in much worse shape than one without those.
These services are preventative. Maintenance can help you address a problem before it becomes serious, and drain cleaning can be called in when drains are starting to get slow but before a clog actually forms. These are upgrades that could make your life a lot easier in 2021!
You know who is here to help you with your plumbing? Lloydminster’s Plumbing and Heating Authority! Call Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd.