The plumbing system in your home is one of the most vital parts of your home. Unfortunately, too many homeowners forget about it when doing home maintenance. Hopefully, you’re not one of them. Let’s look at 4 easy plumbing tips for your home.
One of the biggest plumbing headaches is busted pipes. Here’s an important plumbing tip that can help prevent that. Don’t leave water hoses connected to outdoor faucets. Even if you drain your hoses, and you should, there will always be water left inside. If you reconnect the hose to the faucet, that water will expand if it freezes, causing pipes to bust.
Food Coloring For Leaks
Several things can cause your water bill to be higher than normal. One is water from the toilet tank leaking into the bowl. If you think that might be happening, here’s a quick test you can do. Put some red food coloring in the tank. After an hour, if the water in the bowl has red in it, you have a leak. Put in a new tank ball and it should be good to go.
Vinegar for Shower Heads
Are you getting a lower water flow from your shower head than you should be? It probably has a build-up of mineral deposits from the water. Here’s a plumbing tip you might not have thought about. Take the shower head off and sit it in a container of household vinegar for at least 24 hours. That should clean it out. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to get a new shower head.
To Flush or Not To Flush
Do you have a trash can in your bathroom? Make good use of it. The only things that should be flushed down the toilet is human waste and toilet paper. That’s all it’s made for. Unless you enjoy dealing with a clogged toilet, don’t flush things like baby wipes, cotton balls, hair, etc.
These are just a few plumbing tips, but they’re a good place to start. Keep in mind, the majority of plumbing maintenance should be done by a skilled plumbing professional. Contact Signature Plumbing Company when you need the specialized services of a Licensed Master Plumber. Our commitment to you is to provide the best service possible.