As it continues to rain day after day, is there something you could be doing for home maintenance as the last few weeks of winter give way to early Spring? Yes, here are a few things you could do quickly.
- Run the sinks with the sink stoppers seated so the sink fills. Let it go until it is flowing water through the overflow drain. Open the sink cabinet and turn on a flashlight to check for leaks. Then let the stopper come up and watch for leaks and for proper whirlpool action as the water drains. If leaks are found, repair them. If the sink will not drain properly, use liquid drain cleaner to open them.
- Check bathtub for whirlpool drain action. If the tub will not drain properly, use liquid drain cleaner to open the drain. Periodically remove the drain strainer and remove the hair that builds up below it in the mouth of the drain line.
- Run all showerheads and look for leaks at the showerhead threads. If there are any, unscrew the showerhead and put plumber's tape on it and put the showerhead on again securely.