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Plumbing Maintenance Tips for the New Year

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With the new year well underway, it's important to think through how you currently maintain your home's mechanical systems to see if you need to make any changes. Although your plumbing system doesn't require quite as much maintenance as some of your home's other mechanical systems, it's still important to give it some attention to help avoid emergency plumbing situations. 

Here are a few maintenance items that the pros at Cole Plumbing recommend that you take care of to start the year:

Have Your Drains Inspected

It is best to have your home's drains inspected professionally at least once a year by a plumber in Montgomery, AL. Therefore, if it's been a while, be sure that your drains don't have any major issues by consulting Cole Plumbing. By inspecting your drains now, we will be able to act to remove any major clogs before water begins to back up into your home.

Think Through What You Put Down the Drain

Although drains are often used as trash cans, that doesn't mean that's what they're designed for. In fact, you should try to make it a new year's resolution to put only water down your drains if at all possible. Our plumbing company specifically cautions against putting anything containing fat down any of your home's drains since this can lead to major clogs that require emergency plumbing repairs.

Replace Worn Components

Each individual plumbing component is exceptionally important when it comes to preventing plumbing repairs. That's why it's good to take a look at each of your plumbing fixtures and replace any components that appear to be worn. Whether it's a frayed supply line or a rusty aerator, these simple fixes can do a lot for the health of your home's plumbing system. 

If you need any assistance with plumbing repairs, big or small, contact Cole Plumbing today. Feel free to call us or fill out the online form for an appointment.

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