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Spring is Finally Here!

Tips for Cleaning Your Plumbing This Spring


It is common for homeowners to take time to complete basic spring cleaning tasks around the house. While you may have plans to steam clean the carpets, wash the windows and complete other chores you do not do on a weekly basis, now is also an ideal time for you to thoroughly clean your plumbing features. There are several important steps that you can take now that could actually help you to decrease repair issues down the road.

Clean Your Shower Heads and Faucets

If your home has hard water, now is a great time for you to clean your shower heads and faucets. The hard water can leave behind a residue that could block the passage of water or may cause water to spurt out. You can remove each of these features and soak them in vinegar to remove the deposits. You may need to contact a plumber for assistance if you plan to replace your features altogether.

Clean Your Pipes

Just as hard water can build up inside the faucets and shower heads, the same holds true for your pipes. In addition, the waste water pipes can develop a build-up of other types of matter. Even if you do not have signs of a clog, a smart idea is to set up hydrojetting service with a plumber. This is a process that serves the same role as power washing the pipes.

Get Your Hot Water Heater Serviced

A hot water heater can also develop build-up and residue. Sediment can accumulate inside the tank as well. A plumber can be called to your home to service the hot water heater, and this service may include removing the sediment in the tank and cleaning other components. This can prevent issues with leaking later, and it may help to extend the useful life of the hot water heater.


Spring cleaning is generally necessary to help you maintain your home in great condition. While you want to focus on cleaning areas like the floors and windows during a spring cleaning session, it is also important for you to pay attention to your plumbing features.

Keep in mind that you do not have to service your plumbing system on your own. You can set up service with a plumber to have each of these services completed for you. Simply schedule an appointment today with a plumbing company, and you can soon cross these items off of your to-do list.

Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to deep clean your Berkeley home. Give Albert Nahman Plumbing a call at (510) 876-9725 ┬áto freshen your home from the inside out!

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