Spring Plumbing Tips: Top 5 Tips for Cleaning Your Plumbing This Spring


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It’s not unusual for us to have problems with our drains, because many things go through the drains on a daily basis. Let our plumbers assist you with your spring cleaning list.

If we take showers, or if we’re washing dishes, the excess water will go down the drains, and it may end up taking other things with it, which can cause a backup in the drains, clogs, as well as other problems.

If you’re conducting spring cleaning around your home, then make sure to take care of your drains. Tip #1: Keep drains blocked at all times, in order to keep excessive particles from going in the drains.

It’s difficult to keep drains clean, especially since water itself, can carry particles, which gets the drains dirty, so you want to block the drains, to keep bigger particles, such as hair, out.

Tip #2: Use a plunger or snake, in order to pull up clogs, and avoid using chemical drain cleaners. Chemical drain cleaners can cause damage to your pipes, which may be irreversible, not to mention the health risks there are, from using chemical drain cleaners.

Tip #3: Get a professional plumbing business, in order to clean your drains thoroughly. If you get a drain cleaning every year, then you can avoid the constant clogs, the smelly odors, as well as the backed up drains, which only occur, if the drains are not cleaned properly, and on a regular basis.

Professional drain cleaning should be done at least once a year, even if you decide to wait until the spring to have it performed.

Shower Heads

If you use your shower head every day, you should realize how important it is, although it may be an afterthought. Shower heads need to be cleaned regularly, or else they can accumulate buildup, which may make it difficult for the shower head to spray water correctly.

New Orleans Spring PlumbingTip #4: Clean the shower head thoroughly, after it’s been soaked in vinegar overnight. Cleaning a shower head with vinegar, will give it a fresh smell,
and it will remove deposits.


Although toilets are our least favorite place to clean, you need to ensure that there are no leaks, and that every part of the toilet is functioning properly.

Tip #5: Check your toilet for leaks, by using some food coloring in the tank, to see it as any of it shows up in the toilet bowl. If you discover a leak, fix it immediately.

Spring is upon us, which means time to start your cleaning list for your New Orleans home. Give Rooter 9-1-1 Plumbing & Drain Service a Call at (504) 383-9751, and get assistance on your Spring list!