Spring is the perfect time to make sure that your kitchen and bathroom are in good working order. To get you started, we’ve compiled some of our favorite spring plumbing maintenance tips that will help you save money and make your life easier:
- Check faucets for leaks — Even a small leak can create a huge waste of water over time, not to mention the accumulation of moisture that can cause mold and mildew. Get these leaks fixed right away.
- Inspect toilets for leaks — Depending on the location of a toilet leak, either repair or replacement of the unit may be necessary. Small cracks can be difficult to see. To find out if your tank is leaking, add several drops of food coloring to it. If the water in your bowl changes color within 30 minutes, you have a leak.
- Exercise the water supply valves — The last thing you want to have on your hands is a stuck water supply valve during a water emergency. To prevent this from happening, turn the valve back and forth a few times every once in a while.
- Ensure a proper flush — If your toilet isn’t flushing properly, the waste of water can add to your monthly utility bill. Most problems are due to worn-out tank parts, which you can replace at a low cost yourself. Fix the issue and you’ll see your water bill drop.
- Clean your shower head — Mineral deposits can quickly collect in the shower head, causing water to flow improperly into the shower. The best way to clean it out is to remove the head and soak it in vinegar overnight. Then scrub it with a toothbrush to finish the job.
- Hire an expert — If you come across any spring plumbing maintenance issues that you don’t think you can handle, call on the advice of a professional HVAC contractor.
If you’d like more spring plumbing maintenance tips, or have any home comfort concerns, please contact the HVAC experts at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been serving the heating and cooling needs of Monmouth County and surrounding areas for three generations.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about plumbing maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.