Spring is finally here. Here are some quick and immediate Spring Plumbing Tips for you to consider as the weather starts to warm. By inspecting your bathroom, kitchen, equipment, appliances and more generally, in and outside the home. You can be prepared and help prevent any plumbing problems that occur. Just think of it as an extension of your spring cleaning project!
Here are some Spring Plumbing Tips for your home:
Check your drains, gutters and downspouts – which should be clear and free of debris to ensure proper operation.
Make sure you plumbing pipes and vents are clear of bird nests, etc.
Check outdoor faucets for leaks – a leak in your home can be associated with the first time you turn the hose on after winter temperatures. You may have had a pipe that froze during the winter, especially if you live in the mountainous regions. That once frozen pipe may have expanded and cracked. These pipes will leak and should be replaced as soon as possible by your San Diego Plumber, before water damages can occur.
Check your kitchen and bathroom for faucet leaks. Repairing these will help save water and money. Make sure you have filters on each of your drains. This is to prevent hair, soap and other substances that can block your drains.
Check your toilet for leaks. A quick and cheap way to do it is put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. If there is a leak, the food color will end up in the bowl in half an hour. While you’re at it, check the bowl for any cracks or leaks.
Check your toilets to make sure they flush properly. If you must hold or shake the handle, you should replace the parts of the toilet which are responsible for flushing. They do not cost much and in fact will save you money on your water bill.
Check your water supply valves by turning them on and off occasionally. This will prevent them from sticking.
Finally, clean your shower head with vinegar to remove mineral deposits that can clog.
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