Spring Plumbing Tips: Top 5 Tips for Cleaning Your Plumbing This Spring
With spring just around the corner, it is important that you brush up on general
plumbing maintenance. Here are 5 tips that will help you handle plumbing issues.
Unless you have a garbage disposal installed in your kitchen sink, there
is a good chance that you will have to deal with clogged drains on a regular basis.
You can make drain un-clogger mixture using baking soda and vinegar. Start
by pouring a pot of boiling water down the clogged drain.
Then dump 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain and wait for 5 minutes.
Next, combine vinegar and hot water (at a 1 to 1 ratio) down the drain.
Wait for 10 minutes and rinse it down with another pot of boiling water.
This should be able to unclog most medium to lightly clogged drains in
your home saving you time and money.
You should always be prepared for a clogged toilet because you never know
when it is going to happen. The mistake most people make is thinking that
a cheap plunger will be able to undo most clogs.
This is not a smart idea. In fact, it is almost better not to use a cheap
plunger at all. You should have a plunger that has a rubber flange that
can be pulled out. This will create a better seal and will allow you to
push the water through with more force and unclog your toilet.
Over time, your shower head will begin to accumulate mineral deposits.
You can clean your shower-head and return it to new using vinegar, an
old toothbrush and some toothpicks.
Use the toothbrush to rub the vinegar around the shower head and loosen
the mineral deposits. Likewise, use the toothpicks to clean inside the
water holes. You should be left with a shower head that is as good as
new when you are done.
With extended use, calcium will begin to form on your faucets creating
an unpleasant appearance. To remove the calcium, you can mix 1 tablespoon
of liquid dishwasher with 1 cup of warm water and use a sponge to rub
away the debris.
It is usually helpful to use the rough side of the sponge to really get
all of the grime off of it. You should be left with a faucet that looks
as good as new when you are finished.
Always make sure that you are not putting anything in your drain that shouldn’t
go down there. Although it is convenient to simply toss your leftover
food in the sink or wet towels down the toilet, it could lead to clogs
and serious repairs.
Spring is upon us, which means time to start your cleaning list for your
Waterbury home. Give Cyrious Plumbing a Call at (203) 592-8325, and get
assistance on your Spring list!