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Spring Plumbing Tips: Top 5 Tips for Cleaning Your Plumbing This Spring

Naperville PlumberWith the spring season upon us, it is time to check the status of your plumbing and to clean or repair it. There are five tips for the most important areas that every homeowner should address.

Start with all the drains in the house. The toilets need to be checked as well. The shower heads and faucets could also use a good cleaning.

Other appliances such as the washer, hot water heater, and sump pump for homes that have one all need to be freshened up.


Tip one is for the all-important drains. They are located in the kitchen, bathroom and any place there is a sink. This is a good time to snake any drains that have been sluggish or clogged during the winter.

In addition, clean any drain debris or gunk. Once this is completed, make sure there are properly fitted strainers for each drain. If not, then one should be purchased.


Tip two covers the toilets in your home. Check for links on any surfaces. This should be followed with flushing it to make sure the handle is working smoothly. If not, then replacing the components inside the tank can correct this problem. These simple adjustments can save you money on your water bill.

Shower Heads and Faucets

Tip three will get your shower heads flowing at peak performance. Soaking them in vinegar and water will clear any build-up from hard water or minerals.

Tip four makes sure water is flowing freely through your faucets. This means the ones located in the sinks, tubs and showers. Attention should be paid to the aerators for each faucet. Clean each aerator or replace it instead if needed.

Other Related Appliances

Naperville Plumbing ServiceTip five is for the other appliances in your home. This includes the washing machine, water heater, and sump pump. Check the hoses on the washer for leaks. If you find them, it is time to get new hoses. You simply need to verify the water temperature on the water heater to ensure it is set between 100 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

In addition, draining some of the water can also help remove sediment that has built-up during the winter. For homes with sump pumps, ensure the mechanisms are in working order and ready in case there is ever a flood.

It is recommended to set an appointment with a plumbing professional to inspect the state of your home’s plumbing. They have the expertise in working with all types of drains, toilets and other appliances. They will be prepared with the replacement parts in case simple maintenance and repairs are not enough.

Spring is upon us, which means time to start your cleaning list for your Naperville home. Give Jim Wagner a Call at (630) 577-9241, and get assistance on your Spring list!