Spring is here! And that means it is also time to start making the annual Spring Cleaning list. Here at the Plumbing Works we have two simple items you may want to consider adding to that list to make sure your Reading, PA home’s plumbing is in good working order.
Look for leaks
While cleaning each room take a good look at the walls and ceilings for wet spots. While cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms check under the sinks for any damp boards or wet spots. Check the floor around the toilet and tub for soft spots. And check out the corners of the basements for dampness. Finally, check for a slow leak by recording the water pressure before going to bed. And before using any water the next morning (and through the night) check the reading again. If it has changed you have a slow leak that needs to be repaired. You should call an experienced and professional plumber, like the Plumbing Works, right away before more damage occurs.
Flush out the water heater
Flushing out the water heater is easy. If you don’t know how to flush out your water heater make sure to have a plumber show you how the next time they visit. You will need to drain several gallons to make sure you remove all the sediment and corrosion. This will help extend the life of your water heater. Spring cleaning is a great time to add water heater and plumbing maintenance to your to do list because it will be easy to remember.
Adding these simple items to your Spring cleaning list is easy and effective. Plumbing is one of the most important systems in your home, so make sure you don’t neglect plumbing maintenance. And it is always a good policy to have a plumber come and inspect your home’s plumbing at least once a year. Maybe Spring would be a easy time to remember to do call.