What is the most valuable part of your home? There are a lot of ways to answer this question. For some, value might come from sell price; the worth of the home is determined on an appraiser's clipboard and takes into account nothing but rooms, square footage, and acreage. For others, value might come from a home's location. A farmer probably wouldn't want to live in a tiny condo in the middle of a giant city, and, likewise, a city person probably wouldn't have much interest in a farmhouse in the country.
And finally, for some, the value of a home comes only from the days lived there, the memories made there, the dreams built there. However, no matter what the most valuable part of your home is to you, it's a sure bet that the plumbing is next on the list.
We rely on plumbing for so much. Think of what you do on an average day at home. How many times do you turn on the sink? The shower? Do you wash the dishes, do the laundry, give the dog a bath? That's all because of the plumbing in your home. Unfortunately, like anything that we rely so heavily on day in and day out, plumbing can suffer from wear-and-tear, resulting in clogged pipes, grease build up, and countless other small issues. If not properly taken care of, these small issues can quickly become big ones--and, with the number of things in the home that rely on efficient plumbing, a big problem can cause serious damage. Luckily, there are easy ways to take care of your plumbing.
Taking Care of the Plumbing
So, how can you protect and care for your home's pipes? Here are a few quick tips!