Spring cleaning is great; it's the one time of the year where you can clear out all the things just taking up space and donate them, making room for new items or just making room period. However, there is something else you may want to do, and that is to also do a spring cleaning for your plumbing. By taking time once a year to do maintenance to your plumbing and taking care of other plumbing related issues, you can keep the system in great working order, possibly preventing costly repairs and other issues in the near future. If you decide to do spring cleaning for your plumbing, here are some tasks that you should add to the checklist:
Clean the cabinets under all the sinks
You may be wondering how cleaning all the cabinets under the sinks can be considered to be spring cleaning for your plumbing. The answer is, by pulling everything out from under the sinks, you will be able to see the entire bottom of the cabinet and this may reveal a small leak to you that you wouldn't have found for a while otherwise. When you have a small leak in an area like this, you can quickly end up with water damage and mold growth. Should you find any water on the bottom of the cabinet or you find it to be damp, then you will know to call a plumber out to fix the problem for you.
Clean the water heater closet
You are going to want to dust out the cobwebs from the water heater closet. While you are cleaning it, take the opportunity to make sure there isn't mold in the closet and check to make sure that there isn't any water on the floor around the water heater. If you spot mold, you want to have it removed. If you find any signs of a leak, then you know to get the plumber out as soon as possible.
Clean the drains
One of the best ways for you to clean the drains is to have the plumber come out to use a hydro-jet to clean them. The hydro-jet will also clean out all of the pipes. However, if you decide to just clean the drains on your own for now, you can put baking soda and white vinegar down the drains, followed with a bit of water. This will help to clean the drains if they aren't really dirty. However, if it has been a while since you have had the plumbing inspected and professionally cleaned, then you should really think about having the plumber out to tend to these things.
Contact a plumbing company like Windy City Rooter Inc for more information.