Once a week run hot water down the drain to help keep it free-flowing.
Apply an unclogging solution to bathroom drain lines once each month to keep soap scum from building up and causing clogs.
Repair leaky faucets to avoid further damage to the fixtures and faucets.
Tubs and showers should be fitted with strainers that catch hair and soap chips. Clean the strainers regularly.
To remove unsightly mineral deposits on your shower head, put one cup of vinegar in a plastic bag and place it over the shower head overnight. In the morning, remove the bag and wipe off the mineral deposits with a damp cloth.
Check the water level in the tank to be sure that the water is not overflowing by way of the overflow pipe.
If water is running into the overflow pipe, adjust the fill valve until the water stops approximately one inch below the top of the overflow tube.
Test the flush valve mechanism by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank.
Check the bowl after 15 minutes, if the water in the toilet bowl has changed color, the ball or flapper is leaking and needs to be replaced.
-Unscrew swivel ball nut.
-Unscrew collar nut from showerhead.
-Gently clean the outlet and inlet holes of the showerhead using a thin wire.
-Flush the head with clean water.
You may want to soak the showerhead in vinegar overnight to remove mineral deposits. Reassemble the showerhead.
With these basic tips, you will not have to spend money so often on general plumbing services. But if you do need Able Plumbing, feel free to call us at (561) 582-1819; or stop by our business located at 218 South H Street; Lake Worth, FL 33460. We will be more than happy to help with any issue you may have.