Are you planning to do any spring cleaning this year? If so, are you extending your efforts to the various systems in your home? There is a whole network of different systems and appliances in your home that need professional attention if you want them to work properly. Plumbing is one of those systems. Let’s take a look at 3 plumbing systems you should have checked this spring.
1. Garbage Disposal
You may think of your garbage disposal as some kind of invincible engine of destruction, but it’s actually just as vulnerable to issues as any other system. If you’re putting certain materials down the garbage disposal, like bones or ice, your system is likely to have even more wear and tear on it than usual. In spring, you should be sure to call for maintenance and repair services for your garbage disposal. This will help keep your disposal up and running for another year.
2. Water Heater
Of all the various appliances in your home, whether plumbing related or not, your water heater is one of the hardest-working. Most people use hot water multiple times a day, which means that the water heater is used more often than pretty much any other individual appliance. That results in a lot of wear and tear on the system, which increases the likelihood of problems occurring and shortens its lifespan. There are also concerns related to parts like the anode rod, which only last around a year even if everything is operating normally. If you want to have your water heater last as long as possible, you should definitely schedule maintenance services for it during spring.
The toilets in your home are also likely used multiple times a day, which results in a lot of wear and tear. A toilet is less likely to break down in the same way that a water heater or garbage disposal will. However, that does not mean that they are immune to issues. The biggest problem that toilets suffer from is leaks, which can cause a huge amount of water damage in a short amount of time. One leaky seal around your toilet, and a whole floor could be flooded if given enough time. You should definitely inspect your toilets for cracks or leaks, and call for repairs as soon as you notice any.
Making sure that your various plumbing appliances are in good condition will help make your home more efficient, and yourself more comfortable.