Spring is a great time to refresh your home and make sure that it not only looks nice, but that your appliances, your air conditioning, and your plumbing is working the way that it is supposed to. Take a look at some of these simple plumbing tips that will not only keep your plumbing running smoothly, but will prevent any issues that may happen in the future.
Check Faucets for Any Drips or Leaks
One dripping faucet could waste hundreds if not thousands of gallons of water every year, not only is this a toll on your water bill, but it’s also not good for the environment. When you are doing all of your springtime repairs around the house, this is a good time to check all of your faucets, pipes, and plumbing for any drips or leaks and make the necessary repairs. The sooner you make the repairs, the more you will save on your water bill.
Clean Your Faucets and Fixtures of Lime Scale
Lime scale can build up on your faucets and fixtures and this will destroy your water pressure. It can also make your plumbing look dinghy and this will harm the look of your bathroom. If your fixtures have lime scale, a simple solution is to soak the fixtures in white vinegar. After soaking them for a couple of hours, scrub the fixtures and clean off all of lime off.
If you have noticed that lime tends to constantly build up on your fixtures, your home may have hard water and you may want to consider getting a water softener for your home.
Prevent Clogs with Drain Strainers
Hair, soap scum, food, and other debris can stick to the sides of your pipes and create clogs that will lead to other plumbing problems. Drain strainers are a simple, inexpensive solution that will catch all of this debris and will prevent clogs that can be more expensive to repair. Drain strainers are perfect for your shower drain and your kitchen sink.
Inspect Your Toilet Tank and Bowl for Cracks and Leaks
Cracks and leaks in your bowl or tank can waste water and cause your toilet to not work properly. If you see any cracks in the porcelain of your toilet, it may be time to replace your toilet. Our plumbers can easily help you choose the right toilet for your bathroom and easily install it for you.
Stop Plumbing Issues Before They Happen with Preventative Maintenance
Preventative maintenance can keep your plumbing in the best condition so that everything is working the way that it is supposed to. Plumbers can check your fixtures and pipes to make sure that there are no weak spots or leaks in the pipes so there won’t be the need for major repairs later in the season. With a plumbing preventative plan from Plumbing by Jake, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Talk to our team about which preventative maintenance plan is best for your home.