Plumbing New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Home in 2013

Plumbing New Year's ResolutionsIt’s that time of year again! Everyone is making new resolutions for the New Year. If January came and went and you were left needing a resolution why not consider committing to making sure your Amarillo, Texas home is as healthy as it can be. One way you can do this is by making sure your home’s plumbing system is in good working order. The experts at Pratt Plumbing have put together three questions that will help you determine if your home’s plumbing may need a little work.

Does your water taste funny?

The human body is 60-70 percent water. That is why it is so important to have access to fresh and clean drinking water. If your water comes from a well it is important to have your water tested annually. If you have tap water it is most likely safe to drink. But even though your water is safe to drink doesn’t mean it is free from contaminants and chemicals like chlorine. If your water tastes funny or leaves an irritating film on your skin or dishes, you might want to consider having a home water purification system installed. If you’re not ready for a home system, you could always install a filter at your kitchen faucet. Water softeners are also a great way to remove minerals from your water that can leave your skin irritated, especially in the winter. If you are ready for healthier water give us a call. One of our knowledgeable technicians can help you determine the best options for your home.

Do you smell mold?

Is there a room in your home that smells like mold? Leaky pipes and poor ventilation are two serious contributors to mold growth. Mold can cause itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, irritated skin, and other serious medical conditions like asthma. If you see water spots on the walls or ceilings, smell mold underneath the kitchen sink, or see other signs of mold, call a plumber to make sure you don’t have any leaky pipes. We can also help make sure you have the proper ventilation in rooms like the bathroom. Proper ventilation prevents humidity that encourages mold growth.

Have you had your backflow preventer tested?

Your backflow preventer should be tested annually. When water pressure drops contaminated water can backup into the pipe and come into contact with clean water and clean pipes. A backflow preventer is a valve and mechanical device that prevents water from flowing backward through the pipe. Anyone who has had sewage seep into the tub or through a floor drain knows how important it is to have a working backflow preventer. If you haven’t had your backflow preventer tested, or need one installed give us a call. Keep dirty water where it belongs…which is far away from your clean water system.

3.5 million people die each year from water related diseases. Luckily we live in a country, and an area like Amarillo, Texas that has access to clean water. Still, there are steps we can take to make sure our water and the plumbing system that provides it are the best they can be for our health and our family’s health. If you have concerns about your water or plumbing, or have any questions, give Pratt Plumbing a call. Pratt Plumbing has been a leading Amarillo TX plumber for almost 50 years. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle all your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance. For testimonials and money saving tips and coupons visit us on the web. And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions.


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