Spring is a time of year when people often consider the need to clean. A spring cleaning is a yearly rite for many people.
This is time when they take a close look at their house and make a plan to clean all areas of their house. We as plumbing professionals can assist you with your cleaning list.
What many people may not be aware is the need to clean the plumbing as well. Cleaning the plumbing each year can have many advantages.
This includes the ability to maintain safe plumbing by reducing build up in the pipes as well as making sure that all pipes in the house are in the best possible working order.
Check Your Drainage System
All drains should be carefully inspected as part of a spring cleaning effort. Many people find that they can use a simple plunger just to make sure that there are no existing clogs in the pipes and drains. Another good way to check for potential problems is to mix up a simple solution of baking powder and vinegar.
This classic remedy can help clear any problems with pipes and avoid the use of potentially dangerous chemicals in the process. A small amount can be used in the drains once a year in order to help keep them running.
Be Sure to Check Your Toilet
Toilets also benefit from the use of spring cleaning plans. It is a good idea to be able to use a scrub brush on the toilet to check for any leaks and clogs that may have built up over time and cause a potential problem. Baking powder and vinegar can also be used here as well in order to help keep the pipes of the toilet in good shape.
Take Care of Your Shower
Shower heads are another area of the house where build up may occur and spring cleaning is advisable. Many people find that a cleaner shower head is more functional. One of the best ways to clean a shower head is by taking an old toothbrush and then cleaning all the areas of the shower.
After this process has been completed, the homeowner can complete the removal of any debris by placing a solution of vinegar in a plastic bag and using a rubber band to tie it around the entire shower head.
When left on the shower head overnight, the result is a shower head that is free of build up. Run it for a minute or two afterwards to get out any remaining vinegar smell.
Spring is upon us, which means time to start your cleaning list for your Columbia home. Give Plumbing Solutions LLC a Call at (803) 513-5749, and get assistance on your Spring list!