Winter is here, which means you’re probably consumed with concerns about family visits and holiday planning. That’s all well and good, but it’s important that you don’t ignore the parts of your home that may need help during the cooler months. There are a number of steps you can take to make sure that your plumbing system stays in ideal shape this winter. Let’s take a look at a few of those steps now.
You’re probably going to be using your garbage disposal a bit more often this time of year than during others. If you want to avoid having problems with your garbage disposal, make sure not to expose it to certain materials. FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) is a major threat to the health of a garbage disposal. Though these materials are often poured into the disposal in liquid form, they tend to congeal as they cool. This can jam the impeller in the disposal, and make it more difficult for waste to drain out through the line. Throw FOG away instead of putting it down the disposal, and your system will be in much better condition.
Install a Sump Pump
Even a small amount of water damage can cost hundreds of dollars to fix if it’s in the wrong place. If you have an area in your home that is especially susceptible to floods, it’s a good idea to consider installing a sump pump in it. A sump pump is designed to collect any water that flows into an area, and then pump it out of the house. This can save you quite a bit of money that would otherwise be spent on water damage remediation.
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