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Include Your Home Plumbing System In Your Spring Cleaning Routine

by April Rivera

Well, spring has finally sprung in many areas across the country. So, that means, many homeowners have begun the process of spring cleaning their homes. Walls are getting washed, windows shined, and gutters cleared, but have you thought about the spring cleaning that your home's plumbing system needs? Here, you'll learn a few things that you should include in your yearly spring cleaning routine to ensure your plumbing system gets you through another year without issue.

Water Pressure Check

How long has it been since you've checked the home's water pressure? If the water pressure is too high, the water lines could get damage. If the water pressure is too low, the lines could begin to build up with mineral deposits.

To test the water pressure, purchase a small water pressure gauge from your local home improvement store. Screw the gauge onto the hose bib on the exterior faucet. Turn the water on and get the reading. The water pressure for your home should be roughly 80 psi. If not, you will need to make some adjustments.

Drain Cleaning

So many people ignore their drains until the day they get clogged, or the drainage water backs up into the home. If you clean the drains at least once each year, you can avoid the hassle that comes with unclogging the drains.

You can clean your drains hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Just pour some of the baking soda in the drain and pour the hydrogen peroxide in on top of it. The mixture will react and cause the clogs, grease, and hair to break up and flow down the drains. It shouldn't take any more than a half hour to clear the drains with this method.

If the drains haven't been fully cleaned for a while, contact your local drain cleaning professional. Once drains have been neglected for years, there will be a lot of gross stuff caked to the sides and stuck in the traps. Only a professional cleaning will clear them at this point.

Flush the Water Tank

The hot water tank is relied on each and every day. If you flush the hot water tank at least once each year, your tank will continue providing your family with the hot water that you all need.

To flush the tank, simply connect a hose to the drain valve. Turn off the power to the tank and open the drain valve. Wait until the water drains from the tank fully and then close the drain valve. Wait until the tank has filled again and drain it once more. Now, disconnect the hose and restore power. Doing this will help to remove the sediment that builds up in the bottom of the tank and keep it running efficiently much longer.

For more information, contact a company like Service Now.