5 Tips for Cleaning Your Plumbing


Longmont PlumberWhen warmer weather arrives, thoughts turn to maintenance and cleaning tasks that have been neglected throughout the winter.

Your plumbing also needs thorough inspection and repair to ensure that no water problems disrupt your summertime activities.

Here are five areas that should be maintained to ensure your plumbing system functions at optimum levels:

1 – Inspect all outside plumbing connections.

Run outdoor spigots and check for leaks. Winter’s ice and snow can cause corrosion and separation of components. Problems that develop in outdoor water systems can cause leaks in the home’s interior.

2 – Check your toilet for leaks.

A few drops of food coloring placed in the toilet tank will color the water in the bowl in 30 minutes if a leak is present. Inspect the bowl for cracks and check the seal to the floor. Ensure that the toilet is flushing vigorously. Call a plumbing company to repair any problems.

3 – Clean the water connections of your kitchen and laundry room appliances.

Vinegar can be used to eliminate mineral deposits in the interior and hoses of dishwashers and clothes washers. Check the hose to your refrigerator icemaker to ensure that is in good condition and replace it, if needed.

4 – Inspect kitchen and bathroom faucets for leaks.

Have them repaired to prevent water loss and high water bills. Ensure that all drains are running freely. Have slow drains snaked or cleared as your plumber recommends to prevent clogging and unexpected backups. Place strainers in frequently used drains to prevent clogs from hair, soap and other materials.

5 – Drain 25 percent of the water from your water heLongmont Spring Cleaningater to remove sediment caused by mineral deposits.

This measure can improve your water heater’s efficiency and extend the life of the unit. Replace your water heater if it is more than 15 years old. New models of water heaters function more efficiently and can help to save you money.

Moisture and leaks can cause expensive damage to your home. An experienced plumbing contractor can assure that all your plumbing components are functioning correctly and can alert you as to any issues that should be repaired to avoid larger problems.

Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to deep clean your Longmont home. Give Drain Solvers a call at (303) 423-1000 to freshen your home from the inside out!

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