In 1990, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed August 21st of every year to be World Senior Citizen Day. Originally established by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, the holiday was put into place to bring into light the obstacles the elder community faces.
While this is a worthy cause, and something everyone should celebrate and support, your aging plumbing system should not be a part of the holiday. An aging plumbing system is not something to celebrate, but something to be concerned about.
With this thought in mind, we thought we would give some insight as to why a new plumbing system can be a better alternative to constant breakdowns and repairs. Though repairs can be costly and inconvenient, the health effects associated with your indoor water quality can be a greater issue.
Your Pipes Have Health Effects In Your Home
There are many known health effects that come from poor water quality. Many of the harmful debris found in our water can be reduced by having clean filters and up to date pipe systems. Though there are many other products and chemicals that contribute to your overall indoor water quality.
Although many times it is invisible, the inside of your pipes dictates the environment that your water travels through. Every now and again it is important to have drain cleaning, or hydrojetting, services done to your pipe system. This ensures that the water leaving your faucets is free of bacteria from deposits within your plumbing system.
Be Mindful of Your Water Filter
Your home’s water filter is the number one way you can combat dirty, and potentially harmful water. As a concern regarding water quality grows, technology has also grown. As a result, we now have more options than a standard water filter that only filters out a jug-full of water.
Many homeowners now opt for whole house water filters. This will not only help reduce the amount of dust, pollen, and calcium deposits, but it will also fight the harmful bacteria; thus improving the water quality.
Regardless of the type of filter you have, it’s important to change them periodically to keep your water quality at a good level. Experts recommend changing your filters every 90 days if you do not have pets, allergies, and you do not smoke. Otherwise, you want to change your filters every 20 to 45 days; so every month would be a good starting point.
Plumbing Service Calls
Keeping your plumbing system maintained is also imperative for your health and the well being of your system. Common health concerns associated with a poorly functioning plumbing system are stomach aches, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, and increased issues with digestive processes.
It is also important to note that your plumbing will eventually come to a point it needs to be replaced. A new system can save on energy costs, costly repairs, and improve your health. If your plumbing system is 10 years or older, and you experience any of the issues we mentioned, it is time to consider an upgrade.
When the time comes for a repiping, you may not know where to turn. Working with a trusted professional is key to ensuring your new system will be installed properly. Daniel Cordova Plumbing, Drain & Sewer is a trusted member of the West Covina CA area. We have technicians standing by today! Call us at (626) 962-0885