Here are some tips for 2023 to improve your residential plumbing system!
Here are some tips for 2023 to improve your residential plumbing system!

February 15, 2023

All of us at Gold Medal Plumbing and Drain 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 many people need to look closer at their residential plumbing systems, and New Year's 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

Most drain cleaning products entail incredibly harmful chemicals that quickly corrode pipes. Every professional plumber will say the same thing when it comes to these drain cleaners: these products only temporarily resolve clogs and other drainage issues.

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

Consider Installing A Drain Catcher

Drain catchers are very useful in minimizing the possibility of insoluble materials going down your drains. Drain catchers also help encourage homeowners to invest in routine drain cleaning.

Considering a drain catcher installation in your sinks this year is a great idea because these primary devices go a long way to prolong your garbage disposal's lifespan!

Stop Flushing "Flushable Wipes"

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

We all want to believe that these products are safe for pipes, so it's essential to come to terms with the reality of these products. An excellent alternative to flushing these wipes is to place a trash bin next to your toilet for these products.

Appropriately Taking Care Of Your Garbage Disposal

We all know how convenient garbage disposals are when grinding down food particles and helping them pass through your pipes, but these valuable plumbing appliances must be taken care of every year.

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 to reduce the water your household wastes this year, and the most straightforward strategy is to simply turn your taps off when they're not being used.

Rainfall collecting for gardening 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 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 relatively straightforward, many 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: hese are 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 excellent plumbing upgrade for people who love cooking. These faucets feature hoses that allow you to transport your faucet wherever you need them.
  • Dual-Flush Toilets: What's great about these toilets is that they offer a half-flush option specifically oriented towards liquid waste and a full flush for solid waste.

Gold Medal and Drain Plumbing Team Are Here To Help Improve Your Residential Plumbing System This Year!

Gold Medal Plumbing and Drain 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. Call us today at (416) - 242 - 6111 to speak with our industry experts about what changes you'd like to see for your residential plumbing system in 2023!