We all know the pitfalls of New Year resolutions. It’s no secret that gym membership rockets in January only to fall away later in the year. Resolutions can be hard to keep, particularly the ones around our personal habits and behaviour.

What about resolutions about making changes to your surroundings, otherwise known as getting things done around the house? Apart from the small matter of committing time and resources, these can be far easier to achieve than resolutions focussed on self-improvement. In fact resolutions really can encourage you to make certain changes and improvements you’ve been putting off for one reason or another.

So, about those pipes…

Say you live in an older property, one built before 1970, and your pipework is, well, a little temperamental. It’s noisy, and the water pressure isn’t great. You’ve had a look, you’ve followed the guidance on the internet and, guess what, you’ve actually got lead pipes.

Hmmm. Bit of pause for thought. Lead, that’s not good is it? Didn’t the Romans all go a bit potty because all their plumbing, though very advanced for the time, was lead-based? You do a bit more research. There are health implications if you have lead pipework. It may not be a matter of life and death but for peace of mind, it would make sense to arrange a lead pipe replacement.

Weigh it all up: the water supply is erratic, the pipes are old and creaking, and they’re made of lead. Isn’t it time for a change?

Now you may have sat on this one for while, pondered it, worried about the commitment. Why not think again? The New Year looms large. Make your move, because if you choose our professional help, all this can be done cost-effectively with the minimum of fuss.

Pipeline Services has a team of specialists in lead pipe replacement ready to improve your home’s water supply in 2016. We’re just a phone call away. Maybe your New Year’s resolution doesn’t have to be such a struggle after all.