Spring has come and gone, and for people who live in Worcester, MA, that means saying "hello" to the beautiful fall seasons ahead. From scrubbing your kitchen to laundering all of your linens, preparing for the cold is a great time to give your home a fresh start. One other thing you may want to spruce up? Your plumbing. Take a look at these three ways you can improve your Worcester home's plumbing this season:
Install low-flow fixtures
Faucets and showerheads are some of the most-used fixtures in any home - if you've lived in your house for decades without replacing them, it may be time to this spring. Take the opportunity to purchase low-flow showerheads and faucets that will use less water without affecting the pressure along with other green fixtures. This can decrease your water usage and result in a lower bill each month without sacrificing the pressure quality you're used to.
Tune up your water heater
Water heaters need to be inspected, flushed and cleaned of sediment on an annual basis, so now's the perfect time to get this scheduled. Call your local Worcester Roto-Rooter to have a professional plumber do the job. You may also want to see if he or she can take a look at any leaks or other faulty plumbing around your home to make sure your whole system is in good shape for the rest of the year.
Deal with water-pressure issues
Nobody likes low water pressure, so if there's a faucet or another fixture in your house with a drastically lower drip than every other one, you may want to fix that problem before it gets cold. But, often, low water pressure is not just a matter of discomfort - it can be a sign of a larger issue. Low pressure can be caused by other plumbing problems, including leaks in the pipes leading to the fixture, a faulty or wrongly installed aerator or a problem with the main pressure valve. If you're handy around the home, you may be able to replace a faucet aerator or adjust a valve yourself, but if you suspect it's a different issue, you may want to contact a professional plumber to find and resolve the problem for you.
With these three quick updates, your Worcester house's plumbing system should be in tip-top shape for the remainder of the year!
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