Seasonal DIY Plumbing Tips

Do It Yourself: Plumbing Tips

As you put away your summer wardrobe to prepare for fall, it is a good idea to inspect your plumbing fixtures to make sure that all of your water systems are running in tiptop shape. There are many DIY plumbing checks that you can make around your home to make sure that you don’t run into trouble during the colder months. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, make sure to give us a call at Dutton Plumbing to take a look.

Clean Your Showerhead

This is one of the easiest and most effective DIY plumbing fixes that you can quickly accomplish in your home. To remove the mineral deposits and build up that have occurred over time, fill a plastic bag with vinegar and attach it to your showerhead with a rubber band. Vinegar is a natural and effective cleaning agent, and when left on overnight, the vinegar in the bag should remove any minerals left behind.

Check Your Toilets

Before a minor leak turns into a major problem, be sure to check your toilets to make sure that water is not escaping. A cost-effective way to check for leaks is to add a few drops of food coloring to your tank. After an hour, look inside to see if the water in the bowl changes color. If it has, that means your toilet is leaking and that it is time to give us a call.

Cleanse Your Drains

In order to prevent large clogs down the road, it is a good idea to regularly remove any surface gunk that has gathered over time. In bathrooms, hair and soap can collect quickly in showers, and kitchen sinks are likely to catch small pieces of food.

Taking a few DIY plumbing precautions every few months can save your family from experiencing much larger plumbing problems down the road. When following these plumbing tips, make sure to contact us at Dutton Plumbing if you run into a job that is too big to handle on your own.