Did you know that research shows that only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions? Make 2017 your best year ever by creating achievable goals that you can measure throughout the year. At Strittmatters, we want to give you the resources to keep your plumbing in excellent shape. Take a look at these plumbing resolutions that you can work together as a family to achieve.

Schedule a plumbing tune up

Plumbing New Year's Resolutions for 2017

The best way to keep your plumbing in shape is to schedule a tune up. A tune up will ensure that you start 2017 off right. An expert technician will inspect all of your home’s exposed drains and water lines to ensure that they are in proper working order. A plumbing tune up can also catch small problems before they become a big headache, saving you money down the line in 2017. Speaking of saving money, scheduling a tune up and joining our Strittmatters Family Savings Club gets you up to 25% savings on any future repairs. With that kind of benefit, you’ll definitely get 2017 off to the right start.  

Keep trash out of the toilet

Out of sight, out of mind, right? Not when it comes to the toilet! It might seem harmless to flush the occasional cotton ball, Q-tip, wet wipe, or paper towel. But these items weren’t meant to go down the drain. They don’t break apart like regular toilet paper and can cause clogs deep down in the pipes. A problem like this can equal a costly repair. Update your bathroom with a fresh, stylish waste bin and use that instead of tossing items in the john.

Keep the garbage disposal clean

Plumbing New Year's Resolutions for 2017

While we’re on the subject of keeping things out of your pipes that don’t belong, don’t forget about your garbage disposal! You can read our full write up on garbage disposal safety here. But here’s the shortlist of things to keep out of the sink! Opt for the garbage bin instead.

  • coffee grounds
  • bones
  • potato peels
  • fruit scraps
  • most vegetable scraps
  • eggshells
  • cooked meat scraps
  • nuts
  • banana peels
  • grease
  • asparagus

Save more water than last year

You and your family can make a few small adjustment to conserve water and save money. Make a family agreement to work together to take shorter showers and turn the water off when it’s not in use (like brushing your teeth). These seemingly small changes can add up to big savings for your water bill over the year.

Your dishwasher and washing machine are also large sources of water use. Make sure to only run full loads in both so you can make the most of the water being used.

Make your bathroom your own spa

Give your family the treat of an updated bathroom. New decor can bring a fresh look into the room and updated plumbing fixtures and shower heads can transform your bathroom into something that rivals a luxury spa! Our Strittmatters team can help you update your bathroom plumbing with a brand new look for a new year.  

Plumbing New Year's Resolutions for 2017

That’s it, folks! The expert technicians at Strittmatters are always here to answer your questions and help you keep these 2017 resolutions. To speak with our team or set up an appointment, call 940-566-1122.

Have a Happy New Year!