Spring is now upon us! As the sun starts to shine more frequently, we start to thaw and many of us take this opportunity to tackle the spring cleaning ritual. Historically spring cleaning involves wiping down every surface in your home, auditing through the belongings that you no longer require, and probably giving your exterior space a good tidy.
Our Bunbury plumbing team has found that plumbing maintenance is always overlooked. Spring is the perfect time to look at your plumbing and give it some TLC, particularly after those lengthy winter months. Implementing plumbing maintenance into your spring refresh may just be the reason you avoid a plumbing emergency down the track.
Here are 6 plumbing maintenance tasks to undertake during your spring clean:
1. Clean ALL of your drains
We recommend cleaning your drains frequently, but we understand it can sometimes be a forgotten job. Ignoring blocked drains can be extremely costly if ignored and it is super easy to undertake preventative maintenance. Use a biodegradable, non-corrosive cleaner as they are better for both you and your pipes.
2. Examine all of your faucets
Checking for faucet leaks may seem obvious. You may think that a dripping tap is something that you would notice, rather than having to actively check for. However, some leaks are less evident. Leaks at the base of the faucet or under the sink are more concealed and may cause an expensive water bill or further damage down the road.
3. Is your toilet flushing properly?
It is not uncommon for people to overlook how well their toilet functions, becoming accustomed to the little “quirks”. Spring is an excellent time to check your toilet is performing correctly. Check your toilet tank water level, check your tank components are working well, ensure flush holes aren’t clogged and give your toilet a thorough clean.
4. Clean your shower head
Spring cleaning usually involves giving your bathroom a good scrub, but do you clean your shower head? It’s what we use the most in the shower and oddly the thing that is cleaned the least. Over time build up can have a detrimental effect on the functionality of your shower head and your health. Be sure to give it a good soak.
5. Outdoor plumbing
We tend to focus on the plumbing inside our homes as their maintenance is often linked with our health and wellbeing. Outdoor plumbing is just as important. Although, it tends to be ignored because we use it less. Checking for leaks and damage after the winter months is super important and could save you a large bill at a later date.
6. Check your appliances
Appliances including washing machines and dishwashers are usually only checked when we identify a problem. However, it is smart to check these periodically and ensure that all of your hoses are still in working order. Having a hose burst may cause substantial water damage and a substantial cost to fix it.
Plumbing emergencies never appear at a convenient time. In order to alleviate these emergencies, our Bunbury plumbers have recommended some maintenance chores into our spring cleaning.
If you are having any plumbing concerns, our professional team at Plumbers & Gasfitters Bunbury provides efficient, quality heating and plumbing services. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to bring you an extensive range of plumbing and emergency plumbing services. Contact us today.