Franklin, Connecticut
574 Route 32
North Franklin, CT 06254
(860) 642-7847

4 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Plumbing June 12, 2019

Franklin, New London
4 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Plumbing, Franklin, Connecticut

Summer’s almost here, but there’s still time to squeeze in some spring cleaning. As you tidy up around your home, don’t forget about your plumbing. Devoting some extra attention to your house’s pipes, faucets, and appliances can have a drastic effect on the quality of your daily life at home. Here are some steps to take as you clean your plumbing.

4 Ways to Clean Your Plumbing Before Summer

1. Remove Mineral Deposits From Faucets

Lime scale and minerals can build up on your faucets over time. Although these materials are natural and usually not harmful, they’re visually unappealing and can slow down your water pressure. To deal with these deposits, wipe down your faucets and apply a CLR (Calcium Lime Rust) cleaner — or make a natural version using lemon juice or vinegar. Use a plastic bag to surround the faucet with the cleaning liquid until the mineral deposits have broken down, and then rinse the faucet with water.

2. Fix Slow Drains

plumbingIf your drains are running more slowly than usual, a good cleaning may speed them up. Cleaning around the top of your drains can help in some cases, but you should also have a plumber inspect or fix any serious issues to avoid causing damage to the plumbing system.

3. Check for Leaks

As you clean around your home, keep an eye out for water stains, puddles, or water droplets coming from your pipes. Even small leaks can lead to lots of water waste over time. They can even cause damage to your floors, walls, and other home fixtures. If you suspect a leak or want to have your entire plumbing system inspected, call a professional plumber right away.

4. Clear Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal works hard to get rid of all the unwanted scraps you toss down your drain. To keep it clean, you should periodically clear it out with a mix of baking soda and vinegar. Let the mixture bubble for a few minutes while it breaks down any leftover food particles. Finally, flush out the system with hot water.

 

 

If you need assistance with any of these spring cleaning plumbing tasks, contact James Carboni Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Based in North Franklin, CT, the plumber has served local residents since 1963. They also have a showroom of products for customers to view, letting you pick out the perfect solutions for your bathroom or kitchen. View a full list of services on the company’s website or call (860) 642-7847 to request service.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from James Carboni Plumbing & Heating Inc.
SALE, Franklin, Connecticut
WE HAVE SEVERAL ITEMS WE HAVE TAKEN OFF OUR SHOWROOM DISPLAY THAT ARE PRICED TO SELL.   TOILETS, FAUCETS AND MORE.  PLEASE STOP INTO OUR SHOWROOM TO SEE..  PICT...read more
Air Conditioning, Franklin, Connecticut
Summer will arrive sometime soon, and when it does make sure your home is comfortable with a new air conditioning system.  Whether it's a mini-split system or a duct type we can...read more
3 Common Dishwasher Plumbing Problems, Franklin, Connecticut
A dishwasher makes your family’s daily life so much easier — until it begins working incorrectly, that is. Fortunately, most dishwasher issues can be resolved with a few simple ...read more
How to Design a Vanity for Your Bathroom Remodeling Project, Franklin, Connecticut
Bathroom remodeling is a complex but worthwhile undertaking. An overhaul of this space can add value to your home while elevating your quality of life. When planning your upgrad...read more