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Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing

When it comes to your spring cleaning your home’s plumbing fixtures you want them to look stylish, to work well and to be completely clean.

And, when asked what your dirtiest plumbing fixture is you would most likely say your toilet, but that isn’t the case! Your kitchen sink and bathroom shower head are more likely to be germ covered and bad for your health!

Cleaning The Kitchen Sink

The problem?
Your kitchen sink sees a lot of action, all day long. From rinsing off raw chicken to storing dirty dishes to getting wiped down with a (yikes!) very dirty & germ filled sponge, your sink doesn’t really stand a chance of staying clean.

“There’s more E. coli in a kitchen sink than in a toilet after you flush it. The sink is a great place for E. coli to live and grow since it’s wet and moist. Bacteria feed on the food that people put down the drain and what’s left on dishes in the sink. That’s probably why dogs drink out of the toilet-because there’s less E. coli in it.”
– Dr. Germ, Food & Wine

The solution?
Clean the kitchen sink at least once a day with a cleaner that is specifically made for disinfecting the kitchen.

Cleaning The Shower Head

The problem?
We shower to get clean…but how clean is the shower head that is spraying water onto us?

“Nearly a third of shower heads harbor potentially dangerous bacteria to be sprayed over their owners, a study has found.
Scientists say the slime that builds up inside a shower head is a breeding ground for bugs linked to a host of diseases.”
-The Daily Mail

The solution?
Your shower head needs to be thoroughly cleaned regularly – once a month at a minimum. To clean it, simply fill up a plastic bag with equal parts vinegar & water, secure it around the shower head and let it soak anywhere from 4 hours to overnight. For a deeper clean, dismantle the shower head and soak all of the parts in the same vinegar/water solution.

When it’s past the point of a good old fashioned spring cleaning:

We know that plumbing fixtures can get neglected, and trying to clean an old sink that has lost its surfacing or a shower head that has gone way too long without a proper scrubbing can be a lost cause. If you are at the point where cleaning just won’t do it, and you want to start fresh, call in our professional plumbers. They will install a new sink or shower head quickly and efficiently