2 Simple Spring Plumbing Tips

If you love the warm weather, you aren’t alone. Spring is one of the favorite times of year for many people. The blooming trees and the sunnier days are sure to get you in the mood for spring cleaning. Taking care of you home may first come to mind, but what about taking the time to resolve your plumbing issues? Knowing certain tips to help you get this done and improve the plumbing system in your home is certain to be a productive start to this beautiful season.

Check Toilets

If you hear your toilet running more frequently than you should, this can cost you money. It’s ideal to learn the root cause of why the toilet isn’t shutting off when it’s supposed to do so.

One thing to check is the flapper in your toilet. You can do this by opening the lid of the toilet and seeing if the flapper is left open. If this is the case, simply reach in and close it.

Leaky Faucet

Hearing a consistent drip in your sink every day is certain to become irritating at some point. You may even get annoyed enough to fix the leak yourself.

The best way to tackle this plumbing problem is by taking the faucet apart and getting to the O-ring. This is the common culprit of a leaky faucet. First, you’ll have to remove the stem in the faucet to get to the O-ring and see if it needs replacing. Be sure to have a new O-ring on hand to put in place. The chances are this will silence your drip.

Despite your best effort, some plumbing problems may be beyond your expertise. If this is the case, simply contact us at Dutton Plumbing to do the repair for you and go enjoy your spring day!