Spring cleaning has been a routine for generations of homeowners. Something about the flowers in bloom to budding trees gets us into that spring fever. This is a perfect time a year to grab a notepad and jot down home maintenance chores to prevent problems later.
Leak Inspection – Check for leaks inside and outside of the home. Don’t overlook those pesky drips from faucets as well!
Water Heater Flush – A flush cleans and removes the minerals and sediment that settles at the bottom of the water heater and can cause corroding. Side note, if you raised the water heater higher for the winter, it is essential to turn it to 120 degrees.
Clean Drain Lines – To help prevent clogged drains, purchase a drain snake to clear any hair or debris that has been collecting in the pipe.
Garbage Disposal & Lemons – Lemons cannot clean the disposal, but it could help deodorize. If the disposal is clogged or not grinding correctly, it’s best to give an expert plumber a call.
Dye Your Easter Eggs Not The Toilet Bowl – Check for silent toilet leaks by adding a few drops of food coloring inside of the tank. After 30 minutes to an hour, check the bowl. If the bowl has color in it, you have a leak!
Most people think spring cleaning is for dusting hidden corners and washing windows, but home maintenance means a yearly check-up. Call your local plumber for a complimentary camera inspection.