Can you believe it!? We’re already a week into 2013 and it hardly feels like winter. This is a great time of year to take stock of your home and make some home improvement goals for the new year. Here’s a few things to look at when planning your aspirations for 2013:
1. Is my Water Heater Running Efficiently?
Your water heater consumes more energy than any other appliance in your home, and it’s an important one too, so keeping it running at peak efficiency is vital to maintaining a working unit as well as managing your energy bills. Earl’s Plumbing always recommends flushing your water heater every 6-12 months to reduce sediment build up and check for potential problems before they become headaches. Call or send us a message to schedule an appointment for regular maintenance on your water heater today. As an alternative to a typical tank water heater, tankless water heaters offer a higher level of efficiency and convenience that will pay for itself many times over in energy savings.
2. How Clean is my Water?
There are staggering amounts of contaminants in today’s world that make their way into municipal and local water supplies. These various contaminates can have a negative effect on your plumbing, appliances, as well as your personal health. Now is as good of time as any to think about the safety of your home and family and research home water filtration systems. Earl’s offers and recommends reverse osmosis systems for the most complete filtration of drinking water. To protect your plumbing and appliances, a water softener is a great investment that will add a barrier of safety to your plumbing system and keep appliances running at optimum efficiency.
3. What Does my Sewer Look Like?
This is a question you might never thought you’d ask yourself, but unfortunately not enough people ask this question soon enough. If you’re experiencing regular sewer issues, especially in the spring and fall season, you might be experiencing a root intrusion. Trees are smarter that we think – they know how to find sources of water & food, and they have no problem tearing apart your sewer system to get to it. If you’re concerned about the condition of your home’s sewer, call Earl’s today and we can perform a sewer camera inspection and take a look at it!
4. Is my Plumbing Insulated?
This is the coldest time of the year, which means midnight freezes that can turn into mid-morning disasters. Take the initiative this year and have your home plumbing properly insulated. Just a small amount of preventative care can save you time and money in costly repairs to your plumbing and any secondary damage.
Is your water heater as old as your home? Not sure if you’re pipes are wrapped? No problem! Just send us a message or give us a call to schedule a free home inspection to determine the status of all the above items and start the year off right. And don’t forget to check out our coupons page for great discounts and offers on your service call. Happy New Year and welcome to 2013!!