The holidays are typically so busy that you never have time for home projects. However, with many more families choosing to spend more time at home over the holidays, you may find you not only have the time, but that you also have the urge to improve. And while it may not be the right moment to tackle a whole room renovation, there are a few small DIYs you can accomplish while you’re spending that extra time at home. Our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services is always available to help with all types of plumbing projects, but here are a few that you might want to try your hand at.
1. Replace Your Showerhead
Even if your current showerhead works just fine, upgrading it can save you money on your water bills and add a touch of luxury to your morning showers. Replacing it is simple enough, just unscrew the old shower head by twisting it by hand in a counterclockwise direction. Then, clean the threaded pipe of any hard water buildup, gunk, and dirt; and then dry the threads. Use plumber’s tape on the threads to create a watertight seal and then attach the new showerhead.
2. Check for Leaks
Most leaks are easy to catch and simple to fix, but it’s a good idea to check your home periodically so you can catch them early. Examine your faucets, toilets, and bath fixtures for signs of leaks, such as dripping or running water, mold growth, or discoloration on walls or ceilings that might be water stains. If you find any leaks, give the experts at Drain Genie a call before they get any worse.
3. Caulk Your Bathrooms
Because bathrooms are such a high humidity area, they are constantly susceptible to mold and mildew, even when everything is working properly. An easy way to combat potential mold growth is to properly caulk the gaps around your bathtub and shower. Because mold grows in small spaces that trap moisture, properly caulking the area will block the opportunity for mold and mildew to grow.
These DIY projects can be easily completed by an average homeowner without much plumbing knowledge. However, for professional bathroom plumbing services in the Orlando area, trust the experts at Drain Genie. Contact us today at (407) 490-1230 and receive a free phone estimate from a licensed professional.