Don’t Forget Your Plumbing! Four Important Tips for a Thorough Spring Cleaning

Posted on April 22, 2023

Whether you’re a neat freak or prefer a more relaxed approach to cleaning, a good spring refresh is always a good idea. But don’t forget your plumbing! After all, taking care of your plumbing system is essential for a healthy and happy home. And it doesn’t take a lot to ensure it’s in top shape for the season ahead. These are the top four areas you should check on this spring.

  1. Clean out the aerators. Aerators are small mesh screens that attach to the end of faucets and help to regulate the water flow. Over time, mineral deposits can build up in the aerator, restricting the water flow and reducing pressure. Removing and cleaning the aerator can improve water flow and restore your faucets to their full functionality.
  2. Check toilets for leaks. Water leaks lead to wasted water and higher water bills, so checking for leaks is essential. And it’s easy to do with food coloring. Add a few drops of food coloring to the tank and wait a few minutes. If you see colored water in the bowl, water is leaking from the tank into the bowl. 
  3. Clean showerheads. Showerheads can also suffer from mineral buildup, which reduces water flow and leads to uneven spray patterns. The best way to prevent this is by regularly cleaning your showerhead to remove mineral deposits. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar, attach it to the showerhead with a rubber band, and let it soak overnight. This will help to dissolve any mineral buildup and leave your showerhead clean and functioning at its best.
  4. Call a plumber. Scheduling a preventative maintenance appointment is an important step to ensuring your plumbing system runs smoothly and efficiently. We recommend scheduling this type of appointment once a year to catch any potential issues before they turn into major problems. 

A good spring cleaning shouldn’t be limited to the visible surfaces of your home. It should extend to your plumbing system too. And Raider Rooter can keep your plumbing system in top shape every season. We’ve been helping South Florida maintain and manage its plumbing and sewer since 1978. So, let us put our expertise to work for you. And if you’re after tips and tricks for frequent plumbing problems, consult our blog for thorough and helpful information.

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