Changing habits is always hard, but the start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on what we want to work on in the future. While most resolutions are about our lifestyles, healthy habits, and career goals, this year at Jack Ward & Sons, we are making it our New Year’s resolution to leave bad plumbing habits behind, and you should too!

Why You Should Change Your Bad Plumbing Habits in 2022

Focusing on good plumbing habits in 2022 might not be the first thing on your mind, but it comes with many benefits. Not only does it help ensure that your plumbing will be better than ever, but it also can save you money in the long run. Plumbing mishaps can be an annoying and costly fix, so we want to help you understand how to avoid harming your plumbing in the future.

Bad Plumbing Habits and How to Correct Them

🅧 Abusing your garbage disposal. Treating your garbage disposal like trash all but guarantees it will work like trash. It’s easy to want to dump your leftovers down the drain, but it comes at a cost. Putting foods such as rice, pasta, and grease down your drain will cause it to clog, and it could cause your garbage disposal to be too far beyond repair.

Our suggestion to resolve this issue. Take the extra couple of seconds to dump ALL of your leftovers in your trash before going to wash them. This easy step will not only save your garbage disposal but will also help you avoid having to call a professional plumber or replace your garbage disposal.

🅧 Ignoring leaks. Even the tiniest of leaks can lead to a massive problem if it’s not dealt with properly. It is easy to want to push it off and get back to it later, but later eventually becomes never, and then the tiny leak becomes a severe issue. Leaks can be tricky because it not only wastes water but could also affect your home finishes or even cause water damage to your possessions.

Our suggestion to resolve this issue. Try to find the source of the leak. It could be a loose valve or even just a dripping faucet that might need some attention. If you cannot manually fix the source of the leak, call one of our professional plumbers, and they will be able to help you stop the leak before it becomes a bigger problem.

🅧 Mistreating your toilet. Are you mistreating your porcelain throne? One common way people mistreat their toilet unknowingly is by flushing things down the toilet that should not be going down the toilet. Flushing foreign objects down the toilet is one of the worst ways to clog it, as it can ruin your pipes and even cause sewage back up if you and your guests aren’t careful about what you’re putting in it.

Our suggestion to resolve this issue. A little can go a long way to avoid a clogged toilet. One way to help yourself and guests from flushing things other than toilet paper down the toilet is to keep an easily-accessible wastebasket in your bathroom. Providing a wastebasket is an easy and effective way to remind people that they shouldn’t put items in the toilet that don’t belong there.

Contact Jack Ward & Sons for Your Plumbing Needs

Breaking bad habits can be challenging, but Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing is here to help you start 2022 off on the right foot by helping you with all of your plumbing needs! We know that not every plumbing issue is an easy fix. Luckily, the expert plumbers at Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing Co. are available 24/7 for your residential, commercial, and emergency plumbing services so you can go into 2022 feeling confident about your plumbing. Contact us today, and one of our plumbing experts will be able to help you!