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Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget your plumbing!

The fresh smell of grass, the blooming flowers, and the beautiful warmer days have arrived! Spring has arrived, and although it brings with it beautiful days, it also brings those to-do lists. If you’re getting your spring cleaning calendar ready, don’t forget your plumbing!



There are some DIY projects you can take on yourself when it comes to keeping your plumbing clean. We’ve gathered some tasks that will improve your plumbing below:


  • Check Your Pipes:

Use a natural bacterial drain cleaner to freshen up your pipes and prevent smells. Stay away from acid-based drain cleaning products and stick to environmentally safe products. The acid-based cleaning products can cause pipes to crack and tear and create more issues.

  • Clean Your Shower Head:

Not only does the filth make your shower head look unpleasant, but the dirt can block the jet openings on the shower head preventing the water from spraying properly. Your shower head can be easily cleaned with this DIY tip: Fill a gallon-sized Ziploc bag with warmed vinegar and use a zip tie to secure the bag to the shower head. Leave the bag on the shower head for 30 minutes. Remove the bag after the 30 minutes and wipe the shower head with a rag.

  • Don’t Forget the Exterior:

Clean out your gutters and downspouts. Gather your tools and put on a pair of work gloves. Use a tool to remove the debris out and then use a garden hose to flush the gutter in the direction of the down spout. If you come across a clog, use the garden hose to try and clear it. If you still can’t clear it, call your plumber to snake it.


There are many other ways you can keep your plumbing clean this Spring. Other things you can do, include:

  • Checking the temperature on your water heater, it should not be higher than 120 degrees
  • Use vinegar to clean fixtures around your house
  • Check water supply hoses for leaks
  • Clean your washing machine trap
  • Make sure your toilets flush properly
  • Call your plumbing professional for preventative maintenance


If you’re looking for an experienced plumbing company that handles this technology daily, call Need A Plumber. Need A Plumber can help you schedule your camera plumbing inspection or assist you with any of your plumbing needs!

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