Spring cleaning for most people means mopping, dusting, a lot of laundry, and a little bit of yardwork. But in the hustle to make living spaces look more presentable, many homeowners and renters alike overlook one of the hardest working systems in their home: the plumbing. Day-in and day-out, your plumbing system is in use, which means things can get dirty before you realize it. Be sure to add “Plumbing Cleaning” to your spring cleaning checklist if you really want your house to feel like a home in the coming season.
Here’s a fast checklist of springtime cleaning related to your plumbing systems and fixtures:
- Drains: Probably the easiest part of your home’s plumbing system to get messy and unsightly are the drains. Whether it is the drain at the bottom of your bathtub or one out in your yard, dirt, debris, dust, and sediment all go through it. Take a moment to check the drains of your home for clogs or slow drains, and give them a good scrub with a sponge and metal-safe cleaning solution while you’re there.
- Garbage disposal: Speaking of plumbing systems that deal with gunk and grime, your garbage disposal handles plenty of the stuff in a given week. Not only does cleaning your garbage disposal eliminate foul odors, but it can also help it run better and avoid breakage. An easy way to clean it is to fill your sink with warm water and dish soap. Remove the stopper and engage the garbage disposal as the soapy water drains. Ta-da — cleaner garbage disposal!
- Leaks: Have you noticed water spots appearing around your sink? Is there a steady drip that keeps you awake at night? Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to look for leaks and get them fixed or sealed while you are already making improvements around your house.
- Showerheads: If your showerheads are starting to look pale and chalky, then it means that minerals are building up. Hard water is laden with minerals you probably don’t want to bathe in, but you can’t really avoid it, short of getting a water conditioner installed in your home. To clean mineral buildup on showerheads, though, you can buy specialized cleaners at most any supermarket. You’ll want something that targets and reduces calcium and lime-scale buildup.
- Toilets: You probably already planned on cleaning your toilets for spring cleaning, but don’t forget to be thorough. Most people only scrub the bowl quickly and ignore the area around the toilet, which just might be the dirtiest due to irregular cleaning.
Your Plumbers for Spring Cleaning & All Other Seasons
Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the trusted name in plumbing services for people all across the country – and for great reasons. When you are conducting your spring cleaning checklist, call on us if you notice any plumbing issues that need a pro to solve. We offer all sorts of plumbing services, from drain cleaning and sewer line repair to leaking pipe fixes and toilet flange repairs. In short, we can do it all, leaving your schedule free for other spring cleaning while we get to work on the plumbing!
Go ahead and call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte at (704) 842-9508 today to begin!
About the Author: William Iliev, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte
William has been a trusted plumber and owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte since 2003. With over 15 years to back him, William has experience with a wide range of plumbing related solutions and systems. He and his team specialize in water heater services, tree root plumbing repairs, and more.