We get it. Nobody enjoys cleaning their bathrooms—it’s not necessarily the cleanest room in the home, in more ways than just one. Bathrooms are typically the last thing anyone wants to clean, requiring special gloves, brushes and sponges, and chemicals that could knock you off your feet.
However, inside and out, a clean bathroom means a healthier home, and a healthier home means a healthier family.
March 11 is World Plumbing Day, a holiday our experts at Michael’s Plumbing like to celebrate. The World Plumbing Council recognizes it as a way to acknowledge the critical role plumbing plays in your everyday livelihood and health.
And when you think about plumbing, the first room in your home you might think of is your bathroom. Did you know that some of the most harmful bacteria can live in your pipes and your bathroom? No amount of bleach and scrubbing can remove it all.
So how can you help the health of your plumbing, thus the health of your family?
A few tips you can do right now include:
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds in running warm water, using antibacterial soap.
- Change out body and hand towels at least once a week and wash the dirty ones in hot water.
- Close your toilet seat before flushing to keep bacteria from the toilet bowl from spraying everywhere.
- Avoid flushing anything but toilet paper down the toilet.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean your pipes and sinks.
To avoid large issues, we recommend you schedule routine maintenance with Michael’s Plumbing. Regular maintenance allows our plumbers to look for any problems that might arise, thus saving you money and headaches along the way.
Investing in repiping your home can also help save you from larger issues when your home’s original copper pipes start to fail. Central Florida’s water is hard on pipes, and we have repiping specialists at Michael’s Plumbing that can help design a plan for your home to assist with leak prevention and durability in your water lines.
The bottom of your water heater can become a trap for sediment, minerals, and dirt … not the cleanest water used in your home. This can cause issues in your water heater, shortening the lifespan of this major appliance. So, consider a routine flush and fill for your water heater to improve your water heater’s health and efficiency.
We encourage you to discuss the health of your plumbing with our experts at Michael’s Plumbing by calling us at (407) 219-9772. We can help you avoid significant issues while ensuring your family is drinking clear, clean water and utilizing the best we have to offer when it comes to fixtures, repiping, and knowledge.