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3 plumbing considerations for when you’re expecting

If you are pregnant and looking forward to adding another family member to your home, congratulations! You’ve probably heard the term nesting as it relates to pregnancy. If you have the urge to make some home improvements ahead of your baby’s arrival, our team can help.

You can keep reading to learn more about three plumbing considerations that can improve your home for you, your new, baby, and the rest of your family. Just give our team a call anytime you need a plumber in Snellville, GA. We are here to help with all of your plumbing needs, big and small.

Schedule Professional Service

When you’re expecting a new baby, scheduling a plumbing maintenance appointment is a good idea. This service appointment is an opportunity for our team to assess your home’s entire plumbing system, including water appliances, and faucets to make sure everything is secure and working the way it should.

It’s possible that you have an underlying plumbing problem that is not obvious yet. Our team can identify hidden leaks or other plumbing problems that could cause issues in the near future. By addressing them now, you check one thing off of your to-do list and can rest easy knowing that your home’s entire plumbing system is ready for your new addition.

Adjust Water Heater Settings

It’s also a good idea to check your water heater settings. You shouldn’t have your water heater set any higher than about 120°. You don’t want to accidentally turn the hot water on full blast and burn your baby because the temperature settings are too high. 

Turning the water heater down helps you to have more time to react if the water is too hot. If your water heater is set too high, water may be hot enough to burn the skin immediately versus having some time to react to the temperature and adjust it before it becomes a burn risk.

But if you’re afraid of scalding hot water, that could be a good reason to call us and address the issue.

Consider Water Cleaning Solutions

Considering installing a water softener in your home is also a good idea. This is especially important if your home has hard water with high mineral content. While minerals don’t really pose any risks to your house, they can be abrasive to a newborn baby’s skin. 

A water softener can filter out the minerals found in hard water to soften the water and make it cleaner. But that doesn’t eliminate chemicals and other pollutants from the water. If you want to completely clean your water, a water purifier is the route to go. Our team can help you with water testing and selecting the right solution for improving your water quality based on those testing results.

Your Comfort Is OUR Business. Contact the team at Snellville Heating today to schedule an appointment for the highest quality plumbing services.

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