A & M Plumbing, LLC
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Spring Cleaning for Your Plumbing
Spring is here, and it’s time for the annual “Spring Cleaning.” Check these areas for problems that could cause severe damage:
Check for leaks everywhere. Leaks can cause wood rot and cost you hundreds on your water bill. Mold often thrives where there are leaks. Call us as soon as possible to repair or assess any possible leaks.
Check your water heater. If your water heater is over 15 years old, replace it. It is wasting energy and could die at any moment. Drain several gallons of water from the heater. This flushes out corrosion and sediment, increasing the life of your heater. Check your manufacturer’s specific instructions for this.
Clean your dishwasher. Remove all racks and utensil holders and wipe them down. Put 2 cups of vinegar in the bottom of the washer and turn it on for a cycle to clean grease and grime from drains and lines.
Last, clean your gutters. A clogged gutter can lead to water seeping into the roof or walls, causing leaks, rotting and mold.
Cut Costs with Conservation
According to Water Partners International, over 1 billion people still lack access to clean drinking water, but there are simple things you can do to save water.
Call us if you need assistance or more water-saving, money-saving options.
Prevent Water Emergencies
Follow these preventive measures to keep leaks from occurring: