We have the inside scoop on preventative plumbing maintenance ideas to ensure your home gets the most out of spring cleaning this year. Invest in the health of your home by reading these top five tips!
1. Turn down your water heater temperature
As winter comes to a close, temperatures continue to climb. As the weather heats up, remember to turn the temperature of your home water heater down.
2. Check for leaky pipes
One way to check for plumbing leaks in your home is to conduct a surefire test. First, turn off all the faucets. Then, check the reading on your water meter. Wait one hour before checking the water meter once more. If the reading on your water meter changed at all, that’s a sign you’ve got a plumbing leak on your hands.
3. Test your outdoor plumbing
Head into the great outdoors! Scope out your sprinklers and take a gander at your garden hoses. Survey your exterior water faucets. Run them for several seconds before turning them off and checking for leaks.
4. Clean drainage and gutters
This one isn’t much fun but it must be done.
5. Remove water and mineral stains from your plumbing fixtures
Who doesn’t want glistening faucets and shiny shower-heads? This chore is instantly rewarding because you get to see the impact right away! Here’s how it’s done. First, fill a plastic sandwich bag with vinegar and attach the bag to your shower-head using a rubber band. Go ahead and leave the bag on for about an hour before removing. At that point, take a scrub brush and go to town washing away those stubborn hard water stains. It works like a charm!