Spring Plumbing Tips: Tips for Improved Spring Time Plumbing
Spring has sprung, so now it’s time to look over the plumbing throughout your home to determine what needs cleaning or repair.
By keeping your plumbing in perfectly working order, you can keep your home comfortable and functional all year long.
Tip #1 Clear Out Blockages
One of the most common plumbing problems homeowners will see in their homes, is a blockage. Whether your sink is draining slowly, or you have standing water in your toilet, a blockage can be disgusting and unsanitary as well for your home.
While some homeowners may want to use drain cleaners, the truth is, they can cause more damage than help. Other solutions include augers, drain cleaners, and other professional solutions, which can be performed by a plumber.
Tip #2 Look Out for Scale
Scale buildup can be an unsightly issue for any homeowner. If your home is suffering from hard water stains, it may be time to get a thorough cleaning performed in your home. If you cannot get the stains out of your fixtures, it may be time to replace them.
Your home could also benefit with the installation of a water softener, which can eliminate the stains altogether. It can also provide you with clean drinking water, which can be a health improvement for you and your family.
Tip #3 Check Your Appliances
As any homeowner will tell you, keeping costs down is one of the most important things for your budget. Some easy ways to do this during your spring cleaning is by checking your appliances.
A water heater, will be one of the largest consumers of energy in your home. Check it to ensure there is no rust buildup on the outside. Additionally, look over your water bill to ensure that you are not seeing spikes in energy consumption. This can be a clear sign that something is wrong.
Tip #4 Inspect Your Home
More often than not, you home will give your warning signs that something is wrong. Are there water stains on your walls? Low water pressure in your shower? Higher than usual water consumption? These are all signs that something is amiss in your home.
You can quickly address these issues by working with a trained plumbing professional. A plumber will help you fix these issues in a timely fashion, keeping your home safe, and saving you money in the long run.
In all, spring is a time to do an audit of the plumbing in your home. By checking for clogs, looking for scale, and inspecting the various appliances and fixtures in your home, you will be able to keep your plumbing working at a high level all year long. This will ensure that your home is comfortable, functional, and safe for you and your family.
Spring is upon us, which means time to start your cleaning list for your Birmingham home. Give Latta Plumbing a Call at (205) 631-6445, and get assistance on your Spring list!