Oh, the joys of spring. After a long, cold winter, the first warmth of spring is a refreshing escape. It also signals the annual onset of spring cleaning. It is time to clean out the closets and put the screens on your windows. It is also an excellent time to complete an annual check on your home’s plumbing NYC. Kew Forest Plumbing offers tips to make sure your plumbing NYC is ship shape this spring.
Check Your Faucets
Fixing a leaky faucet can often be as simple as tightening a nut or replacing a washer, but even small drips can add up to a lot of wasted water. Check all faucets to keep your water use in line. Do your part to prevent wasting potable drinking water.
Watch For Toilet Leaks
Adding a few drops of food coloring to the toilet tank is an easy way to check for hidden leaks. If the toilet is leaking, the color will appear in the toilet bowl within a half an hour. Perform this test on all toilets to know if you need toilet leak repair.
Clean Your Drains
Clogged drains put a strain on your plumbing. Clean all of your drain strainers to ensure they are free from hair, foodstuffs, and debris. Allowing foreign materials to go down your plumbing pipes is a leading cause of clogging.
Check Toilets for Cracks
Inspect the toilet bowl and tank for any visible cracks. Typical places for a toilet to crack is where the bowl meets the tank. Especially check where the toilet meets the floor. Pay special attention to cracking where the bolts hold the toilet to the floor as this can be a stress point for the fixture.
Your toilets should flush quickly and easily. If you have to hold the handle down or jiggle it to make the toilet flush, it is probably time to replace a few parts. A licensed professional plumber can help you remedy a broken toilet quickly and efficiently.
Use vinegar to remove calcium and grime buildup from shower heads and faucets. This will preserve the water pressure of which you are accustomed. Most faucet and shower heads also have a screen to catch debris that can get clogged and cause a slow down. Unscrew head, remove and clean or replace the screen.
Inspect Your Hose Bib
If your water supply pipe froze over the winter, it might have cracked. This will cause the pipe to leak and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Since the hose bib usually needs to be soldered, this is a good job for trained professionals like Kew Forest Plumbing NYC.
A quick inspection of your plumbing NYC during spring cleaning can help you detect any damage that may have occurred over the harsh winter. Catching things early can help prevent unsightly water damage and mitigate the need for costly repairs. Contact Kew Forest Plumbing for a professional inspection of your plumbing and for all your plumbing NYC needs. Our experienced staff is ready to assist you.