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5 Tips for Cleaning Your Plumbing This Spring


While some homeowners will overlook their plumbing system until it develops signs of an issue, a better idea is to service your plumbing system periodically.

Everything from your pipes to your faucets, toilets and even hot water heater can develop issues when they are not properly maintained.

Thoroughly cleaning each of these features during a spring cleaning session may minimize repair issues over time.

While you could attempt to clean them on your own, it is easier and more effective to reach out to a plumber for assistance.

Clean Your Toilet

If you are like most people, you may clean your toilet on a weekly basis or even more frequently. However, your efforts likely focus on the inside of the bowl.

You can also clean the pipe as well as the tank from time to time for the best results. For example, you can drain the tank and remove any hard water sediment that has accumulated in the tank. You can also have a plumber perform hydro-jetting service on the waste water pipe to keep it clean.

Pay Attention to Your Faucets

Another idea is to remove your faucets in your bathrooms and kitchen. Over time, these can become corroded with everything from hard water build up to mold and more.

You can unscrew the cap on the faucet and place it in a bowl of vinegar. You may need to use a toothbrush to scrub some of the matter away. A plumber can help you to complete this task.

Service Your Hot Water Heater

Your hot water heater may be one of the most overlooked appliances in the home, but it has a vital function and must be well-maintained.

It is best to allow a plumber to service your hot water heater.

This process requires the tank to be drained and sediment to be removed from it. The plumber can also check the connections and clean the lines to ensure that it continues to function well for you.

It is understandable that you may not think about servicing your plumbing features. After all, if they function well for you, it is easy to put them in the back of your mind.

However, it is important that you keep these features in great condition, and setting up service with your plumber for annual maintenance is one of the easiest ways that you can accomplish this goal. Set up an appointment with your plumber today.

It's time to freshen up your Franklin home. Give Kellie Plumbing a call at (317) 738-2707 for your plumbing maintenance needs.