Spring Plumbing Tips: Top 5 Tips for Cleaning Your Plumbing This Spring


Stanfordville PlumberThe beauty of spring cleaning is to get your space nice and airy to welcome in fresh spring breezes. However, neglecting to clean your plumbing can lead to dirty or clogged drains that can lead to costly repairs and fowl odors. In result to this, it can thwart your efforts and hinder your fresh spring scent.

So as you go about spring cleaning this season, don’t forget to freshen your plumbing as well. Here are tips that will help you spring clean your plumbing, so you can bring in the spring properly.

Spring Cleaning Your Drains

To clean your drains, a simple bacterial drain cleaner will do. Simply pour the cleaner into the drains, and allow it to work. If you have specific drains that are prone to clogging, now would be a good time to have them snaked so they can be fresh and ready for spring.

Inspect your drains for leaks and cracks and have your plumber replace parts as needed. Place mesh strainers over your drains to prevent debris from clogging the drain.

Spring Cleaning Your Toilet

Once you have cleaned the drain, next, run a test to see if your toilet has any leaks. Inspect the toilet bowl and for leaks and cracks. You could also check for leaks by pouring about 6 droplets of food coloring into the tank. If after 30 minutes, you see food coloring in the bowl, you have a leak.

You should contact your plumber to have it repaired. Lastly, be sure your toilet is flushing well. If you must hold down the handle or continuously jiggle the handle to get it to flush, talk to your plumber about upgrading the parts.

Spring Cleaning Your Shower Head and Faucets

Stanfordville Spring PlumbingThere’s nothing like a steady flow of water running from your shower heads and faucets, and they’re easier to clean than you think.

To clean the shower-head, simply remove the head and allow it to soak in a vinegar solution, or place a plastic bag filled with vinegar around the head, and secure it with a rubber-band.

Allow the shower-head to soak overnight, then use an old toothbrush to gently scrub away the mineral deposits. Voila! it’s like you have a new showerhead. Repeat these steps with your faucets. If the problem persists, you should call a professional plumber to replace the parts.

Your professional plumber can also inspect and repair your sump pump, outdoor plumbing, washer, dishwasher, water heater, address plumbing emergencies and more.

Spring is upon us, which means time to start your cleaning list for your Stanfordville home. Give Empire Plumbing Service a Call at (845) 868-5033, and get assistance on your Spring list!