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The New Year is a positive time – we’re inspired with hope by the idea of a fresh start and what the year may bring.  So many of us resolve to save money or get our bodies in shape – but what about also getting your plumbing in shape this year? We’ve come up with 5 nifty plumbing-related resolutions that we think everyone should try over the course of the new year!

We would like to encourage you throughout the new year to follow these and other plumbing maintenance resolutions you may come up with, for the benefit of yourself and your family, your neighbors, and our environment. As always,® wishes you a safe and happy New Year!


Drawing of trees1. Go green.

Water is one of our most precious natural resources – we can’t live without it, and yet there’s a very limited supply. If you’re thinking of doing a kitchen, bath or laundry room remodel this year, choose water-efficient faucets and shower heads, and/or place a point-of-use water heater in areas where you consistently run the taps to heat water up. Outdoors, you can install a drip-irrigation system instead of a new sprinkler or consider setting up your own rainwater harvesting system to use for watering plants or washing your car.


picture of toilet2. Fix your toilet.

It can be helpful to think of your toilet as another appliance in your home. Anything with moving parts can break or wear down – and that includes the moving parts of your toilet. Save water and avoid costly problems later with good maintenance this year.


image of water heater tank 3. Flush your water heater.

Ideally, your water heater should last between 10 and 15 years, but without proper maintenance many fail after 5 or 6 years, leaving you frustrated and sometimes causing significant damage to your home. An annual flush and all-around check to make sure all the parts are functioning well can help you avoid cold showers, save you money, and extend the life of your water heater.


image of drain4. Keep your drains clog free.

Nobody wants to deal with the hassle (and often major expense) associated with clogged drains. This year, take steps to prevent clogs before they happen by placing mesh screens or strainers in your sinks, tub or shower, etc., not putting anything down the drain or toilet that doesn’t belong (i.e. grease, baby wipes, razors, etc.), and by using non-corrosive, septic-friendly bacterial drain cleaners regularly.


image of sand separator5. Install a water filter.

While we’re blessed with an abundance of clean drinkable water in the USA, there are still some things we can and should filter out of our water, like sand, dirt, and unhealthy chemicals. Whether you need a whole house sand separator to keep your drains, faucets, and water heater free of sediment, or just want to eliminate chlorine in your shower with a filtered shower head, purer water is always a good thing!


  1. Mario

    I always get motivated at the beginning of the year to upgrade or fix any plumbing issue that I have in my house. Last year I installed a complete solar hot water system from “Australia Wide Plumbing & Electrical“, and hopefully by the end of this year I will have my gas system fixed by them as well.

    Thank you for sharing this article for this year, you got me pumped up :)

  2. Jerry Schrader

    This article was a great idea, keeping up to date on your plumbing system is a great way to stay away from expensive emergency calls in the middle of the night. We encourage our customers to follow these ideas

  3. David Doran

    This is a nice blog on new year’s plumbing resolutions. All 5 points are quite nice. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Alexandra

    The ‘fixing your toilet’ info is something more people should pick up on ;-)

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  6. The Basement Guys Cleveland

    Seasonal basement waterproofing, foundation repair and plumbing maintenance is a good to overcome on big troubles and for that we should read the advance tricks and tips of professionals. Keep reading the plumbing blogs …

  7. DrainMech007

    Great article. Thanks for sharing.

  8. John Devis

    Very well explained. Maintaining these steps regularly will keep the home and the drainage in good conditions. Thanks for sharing the information.

  9. Paul Cruz

    I wish I would have found this at the beginning of the year but I’m sure glad I’m right in time for my spring cleaning. I am going to tidy up my plumbing for sure. Thanks for these awesome and helpful tips.

  10. jared

    Thanks for sharing the information. Great article. All 5 points are quite nice.

  11. Sadie

    This is a great article with some really strong tips! Annual maintenance can really make your home (or business, for that matter) for efficient, which is great both in terms of saving energy and money, and keeping your amenities clean, like the water that comes into your home. Another great way to save money and energy this year is by installing aerators on your faucets. If you don’t know your current flow rate, this blog post can help you figure it out: Then you can buy aerators here:

  12. Gillece

    Great way to start the year, we recommend the same at

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  15. Andrew Flinn

    In a new year there are many things which need to apply besides that taking the resolutions to prevent the water loss as water is the basic day to day need of the life and it should be prevented from time to time so that there is no water scarcity in the future.

  16. Mike Hayden

    I like your article! Good advice for anyone who owns a home! Being that we are coming up on another new year, maybe you can expand on some of your ideas. For example, a new homeowner might have no idea how to flush a water heater. Just a thought! Thanks for sharing.

    Mike Hayden

  17. Aaron Lal

    This article is a great idea that inspire to upgrade or fix any plumbing issue. All the 5 points are quite nice. it will be extremely useful for many. Keep sharing!

  18. Nathan

    I had no idea that boiling water could help clear out a clogged drain. I imagine this works very well with certain items that are clogging drains, but my bathrooms are victims of hair clogs recently. I might just call a plumber first to be safe and make sure everything gets cleared up correctly the first time. Thanks for the awesome tips and tricks!

  19. Faucet Repair Chattanooga

    Thanks for this helpful article it is really good and useful for everyone. These tips are very good and easy for maintain house leakage. I hope people will get some new things from your article about plumbing. Thanks for sharing. Please keep us update.

  20. John Brown

    Really liked your article. If I take these resolutions then I can avoid hiring professional. Money matters. It is true that the local sewer repair contractors do their job perfectly and in very reasonable price. But if I follow your tips then I can manage the small plumbing issues. For bigger issues there is no better option than a expert.

  21. Toilet repair Chattanooga

    Whenever we start living in a new house so we can thought we will get every source in our house in good condition like water facility, electricity, and other things also which are important things for survive. As we know water is a very important of our life we can live without other things but without water we can’t . So in this post we get information about water plumbing which matter very much. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Jake

    Don’t forget septic tanks. Many people still have them and they should be attended to at least once every five years. Thanks, Jake

  23. Gillian Babcock

    My sister doesn’t like it when the drains in her apartment and she doesn’t like dealing with it. According to this, she should flush the water heater and keep the drains clog-free. Moreover, it’s recommended to consult professional plumbers when in need of plumbing supplies.

  24. Joneel Alivio

    I like the number 2, about the toilet. Well, you need to know more about your septic tanks very well.


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