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Plumbing Tips While You’re Stuck At Home

Quarantine Plumbing To Do While In Lockdown

Worrying about cleaning your plumbing is probably one of the last things that you want to be thinking right now. Unfortunately, as we’ve had more time social distancing at home, we’ve also been using our home’s plumbing a lot more, causing much faster rates of degradation to happen in your pipes. The last thing you want is to be stuck at home, socially distancing, with a clogged toilet or a broken faucet. Contacting a plumbing service Redmond can cost quite a bit so learning these simple tips can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to help ensure your plumbing stays fully-operational while everyone’s at home. If you’re looking for some simple and productive ways to take your mind off of things for a little while, taking care of your plumbing and fittings is a wonderful idea. Each one of these cleaning and maintenance projects is quick, easy, and doesn’t require a lot of special tools.

Cleaning The Showerheads

If you’re living in a house with a shower, chances are that you’ve seen some gunk build up on the showerhead. This may look like a white or brown residue on the holes of the showerhead.

There are a couple of ways to approach this. First, try dipping an old toothbrush in a cleaning solution and scrubbing the nozzles. If that doesn’t work, try taking apart the showerhead following the manufacturer’s directions. Find the filter inside the shower head and clean it out in the sink. Scrub out the nozzles from the inside while you’re at it and that should do the trick.

Clean Any Mold Off The Shower Grout

Mold spores are everywhere, and we mean everywhere. It particularly likes damn and dark places so your bathroom is prime real estate for mold to grow on.

Before you get started, ventilate your bathroom properly. Open the door and crack a window if possible. Turn the overhead fan on if possible. Next, put a cleaning solution such as white vinegar into a spray bottle. Spray the solution directly into the crevices you want to clean. Scrub the mold out using a coarse scrub brush. An old toothbrush can also work to get in between the tiles to reach the grout. If you have some caulk, you could replace any worn-out grout after cleaning to restore some of your bathroom’s beauty.

Clean The Drain

Most drain clogs don’t happen all at once. Grime and gunk eventually build up in the drain as water flows through it. While you don’t have to clean your drains as frequently, we still recommend taking a look every once in a while

First, pour about ½ a cup of baking soda down your drain. Next, follow up with ½ a cup of white vinegar and let the mixture stand for 15 minutes. While you’re waiting, repeat this process on each drain you have. Boil a cup of water per drain you’re cleaning. After around 15 minutes, pour one cup of your hot water down each drain. The chemical reaction of the baking soda and vinegar breaks up the gunk in your drains, and then the hot water flushes it away. You should have no clogged drains after doing this!

 

 

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