As winter snow melts away and the sun returns to Highland Park, Illinois, many homeowners are starting to work through their spring cleaning checklists. In addition to dusting, scrubbing, and scheduling HVAC system maintenance, don’t forget to give your home’s plumbing system some much-needed attention. From checking for leaks to maintaining the water heater, learn why you should spring clean your plumbing system.
To Check for Plumbing Leaks
As you do spring cleaning around the house, take the time to look for leaks around faucets, sinks, and toilets. If you notice standing water or constant drips, call our Carefree Comfort service team for help.
We’ll inspect your plumbing system and tell you whether you need a minor repair such as a new plumbing fixture or a major replacement such as repiping. Addressing plumbing problems before they escalate will help you save both money and hassle, making spring the ideal time to check for leaks.
To Maintain Your Home’s Water Heater
You depend on your water heater to give you warm H2O for essential tasks such as bathing, cooking, and cleaning, so this appliance isn’t one you want to ignore. In the spring, make sure you set the water temperature no higher than 120 degrees.
If your water heater is more than a few years old, remove accumulated sediment by draining a few gallons of water. If the water heater is more than 15 years old, start shopping for an energy-efficient replacement.
To Investigate Rarely Used Drains
If you have a spare bathroom or a laundry room sink that doesn’t get much use, don’t neglect the drains. Each spring, pour a bucket of water down each one of the rarely used drains in your home. The water will fill the drain trap and stop any poor odors from coming into your home.
Taking this step also gives you a chance to check for clogged drains. If you notice slow water drainage, call one of our team members to get professional help with your clogged drains.
Whether you’ve detected plumbing leaks or your water heater needs long overdue maintenance, we’re here to help with all of your family’s plumbing services needs. Call Carefree Comfort at 847-388-0115 .
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