A lot of issues can come up within residential plumbing systems this time of year, which is why it’s a good idea to clean pesky spots out!
We’re now officially into the Holiday Season, which means everyone is going to get busy shopping, cooking and getting households prepped and ready for family gatherings and parties.
If you’re in the process of preparing your home for the holidays, you’re going to need to keep your residential plumbing system in mind as well. Below we’ll be talking about six parts of your home that you should keep an eye on when it comes to cleaning your home for the holidays!
Removing Excess Soap Scum From Your Bathroom Fixtures
This is the time of year when a lot of households host overnight guests, which means your bathrooms need to free of soap scum to make people feel more comfortable and welcomed.
This type of bathroom cleaning typically only requires basic cleaning agents, but you could always consider home remedies like baking soda and vinegar when the soap scum is particularly pesky.
It’s also important to remember that soap scum often originates from hard water minerals, and the Beehive Plumbing team will help you install a water softener at your home so you can limit this type of mineral accumulation for the long-term!
Deep Cleaning Your Toilets
Dirty toilets are always unsettling for guests, so another part of your plumbing system that will need to be double-checked this time of year is your toilet. This includes cleaning inside the toilet bowl as well.
Toilets of course harbor bacterial growth, so it’s also a good idea to use a strong disinfectant for this type of cleaning.
Be Sure To Clean Your Shower Curtains
A lot of people will clean out their showers and tubs while preparing for the holidays, but they’ll forget about just how dirty their shower curtains can get. Shower curtains just so happen to be one of the worst household places for mildew and mold growth, and this is partly because many shower curtains don’t dry out fully.
Consider washing your shower curtains with a strong detergent, or consider replacing the plastic liner with a new one so your guests feel more welcomed while showering in your home.
Cleaning Out Your Home’s Grout
You can thoroughly clean out your bathroom, but it won’t appear too clean if you still have stained tile grout. Although grout can often be tough to clean out, it’ll make a massive difference for you and your guests as they enter your bathroom and look down at the floor.
One tip to keep in mind when it comes to grout cleaning is that you’ll be better off avoiding very harsh, chemical cleaners. Instead, use a grout cleaner that you’d also use in your kitchen.
Sterilizing Your Dishwasher
Dishwashers don’t just save households a ton of time, but they also save you money as well when it comes to overall water usage. But as we all know in Northern Utah, dishwashers can get grimy and showcase your home’s hard water problems.
So be sure to sterilize your dishwasher this Holiday Season, and keep our Master Plumbers in mind if you’re noticing spotty dishes that don’t seem clean after cycles!
Cleaning Out Your Washing Machine
Bacteria, soap scum and hard minerals can always build up within your home’s laundry machines. This of course isn’t too great for the appliance’s functionality, and it can also lead to your clothes smelling badly.
There are some great washing machine cleaning products out there that you could likely find at your local grocery store, but you could also try white vinegar and manually wiping down your washing machine’s surfaces with a damp cloth.
Beehive Plumbing Is Here For Your Residential Plumbing System This Holiday Season!
Beehive Plumbing has been in Northern Utah for over 20 years, so we know how stressful the holidays can be on residential plumbing systems.
Our Master Plumbers are always just a click or phone call away, so you can count on us when something goes wrong no matter what special day it is. Reach out to us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to get in touch with our team today and let us know what’s happening at your home!