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New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

It's that time of year again where we start to take stock of our year, and begin planning our New Year's resolutions. One of my resolutions for 2012 is to bring a little joy into each day and share it with those most important to me. What is yours?

One resolution every home owner should have on her list is to take better care of our homes. Plumbing plays a big role in our daily lives, and to keep things running smoothly here are a few resolutions to consider:

  • I will know where my water shut off valve is located.
  • I will scrap all plates in to the garbage before putting in the dishwasher.
  • I will not flush anything that does not break down easily.
  • I will space showers at least 10 minutes apart to allow for draining ease.
  • I will not put anything down the garbage disposal that is not liquid form.
  • I will install low-flow toilets to conserve water.
  • I will not set up water sprinklers that hit mainly driveway or sidewalk (wasting water).
  • I will use leftover water in glasses for watering plants.
  • I will look at buying a front loading washing machine which reduces water usage.

Here's wishing you a most happy New Year...and may your plumbing pipes keep flowing!