Happy New Year, from Ohmstead Plumbing, your North Carolina plumbing specialists. 2021 has arrived, and as with any new year, the sugarplums that so recently danced in our heads have been replaced by green smoothies and salads, and resolutions to become our-best-selves-only-better. However, according to a forbes.com article, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. How can you make a resolution that sticks? For starters, try changing the focus of how you look at a resolution. Instead of self-improvement (which implies you’re not good enough as you are) think instead of self-care (which implies that you’re already deserving of healthy choices.) But, as much as we celebrate the pleasures your bathroom can provide (baths, and nice, hot showers) self-care isn’t always about bubble baths and bath bombs. Sometimes self-care is about taking care of those tasks the millennials label: “adulting”. Things that fall under this category? Those are our specialty! Whether it’s cleaning out your sump pump, replacing your bath or shower, or maintaining your water heater, our goal is to make the usual tasks of adulting feel like self-care. When we install, service, or maintain the plumbing-related parts of your house, it will feel like you’re doing something good for yourself, and your family, and that’s what true self-care is all about.


Here are a few ideas to help you get started caring even better for yourself and your loved ones in 2021.


Get Informed

We regularly publish informative blogs at our website: www.ohmsteadplumbing.com, which may as well be titled, “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Plumbing But Were Afraid To Ask.” Fear be darned! Head over and do some learning about pipes and drains and garbage disposals! After all, it’s there at your disposal!




Self-Care For Your House

The world is an ever-changing place, and sometimes there are occasions to pick up stakes and explore new pastures. If you own your home, and decide to sell it, it’s advantageous to add as much value to it as you can. There are many little ways to do this. One of the ways to add value to your home is to replace your old shower or bathtub. As a bonus, as long as you’re living in your home, a fresh new shower or tub will improve your quality of life, too.


Make A Wishlist (Instead Of A Checklist)

Taking a cue from the “spoonful of sugar” philosophy, turning a “checklist” into a “wishlist” is a great way to trick your mind into thinking of maintaining your sump basins and sump pumps as a thrill (you don’t need to convince us, of course.) Make a list of all the little things around the house you hope to have the pleasure of accomplishing this year! Other ideas include: replacing failing water lines, faucet repairs/replacements

drain cleaning/replacements/video inspections, water heater repairs/replacements/upgrades/maintenance, and disposal upgrade (1/2 horsepower to 1 horsepower, ultra quiet). We recommend examining equipment every year. We service existing plumbing and we also install new. It’ll be so much fun.


Treat yourself and your loved ones to some self-care this year with a visit from Ohmstead Plumbing. Then, draw yourself a nice bubble bath to celebrate! We are happy to be your choice for all of your plumbing needs in Forest City NC. Rutherford NC, Cleveland NC, and Polk Counties this year, and for years to come. (828) 245-7302 www.ohmsteadplumbing.com


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