Spring Cleaning Tips: Plumbing Edition - Wade Roberts Plumbing Victoria BC

Spring Cleaning Tips: Plumbing Edition

As spring rapidly approaches, you may be wondering the best ways to kickstart your spring cleaning. To help, the cleaning experts at Wade Roberts Plumbing have included some of their favorite ways to start this season’s cleaning. 

 

 

Tip 1: Clean behind the toilet 

Out of sight, out of mind - it’s easy to forget about the area behind your toilet. However, dust, debris, and even mold can find a home back here, leading to issues or noticeable odors. As a result, one of the best ways to start your spring cleaning can be to wipe down the area behind your toilet.

 

Tip 2: Empty the gutters  

Your gutters are designed to collect and move rainwater. When they’re clogged, they can’t do their job, and rainwater can collect not only in your gutters but on your roof - leading to expensive and time-consuming repairs. Take an hour or so during your spring cleaning to clear any leaves or debris that may have collected in your gutters over the colder seasons.

 

Tip 3: Clear drains 

While your shower may not be backing up or stopping while you bathe, your drain could still use a good cleaning. Investing in a drain snake or proper chemicals can help save you time in the future by preventing a clog.

 

Tip 4: Clean your garbage disposal 

Your garbage disposal is one of those areas that are easy to forget to clean - until an odor forms. As a result, adding the task of cleaning your garbage disposal to your spring cleaning checklist can help prevent odors from settling in.

Thankfully, cleaning your garbage disposal is easy and won’t take more than just a few minutes. In fact, you may find it so easy that it becomes a weekly chore in your household. 

All you need to do is disconnect power to your garbage disposal to prevent any accidents and scrub out your sink and disposal with an abrasive kitchen sponge. You can also pour vinegar and baking soda into your garbage disposal that will help unclog and remove odors.

 

Tip 5: Check pipes for leaks/drips

Here’s another easy task for your spring cleaning checklist: walk around your home and examine all of your pipes.

During the winter season, it’s common for pipes to develop leaks or drips. While these may not seem like issues, they can develop into big problems if not taken care of quickly. As a result, adding this into your spring cleaning can be a great way to help prevent problems while also maintaining your home. 

You’ll also want to take a trip outside to check your backflow preventer. Your backflow preventer should be in good condition with no noticeable damages or leaks. If you notice any of these issues, you may want to reach out to a reputable plumbing service to help correct the problem before it causes more damage.

 

Final Thoughts

One of the most important parts of your spring cleaning tasks isn’t to tidy your house but to inspect the different rooms and parts to make sure no damage has occurred throughout the year. This allows you to spot and fix small issues, helping prevent larger, more expensive problems down the road. While you’re working through your spring cleaning checklist, if you notice any problems with your plumbing or pipes, you may find it in your best interest to contact a professional.

Here at Wade Roberts Plumbing, we’re dedicated to providing you with high-quality and professional plumbing services - all while keeping COVID-19 guidelines in mind to keep you and your family safe. If you’re residing in Victoria, BC and you’ve noticed an issue around your house and would like a professional’s advice, call us right away at 250-883-7574 or fill out our convenient  contact form.

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