Conquer DIY Plumbing and AC Maintenance like a Pro

Summer is just around the corner, and ensuring your home’s cooling system is in top shape should be a priority. While professional services from

Aqua Plumbing & Air

are always recommended for major repairs or installations, there are several DIY tasks you can tackle to keep your air conditioning unit and plumbing system running smoothly.

Air Conditioning Maintenance

  1. Clean or replace air filters regularly. Clogged filters restrict airflow and reduce efficiency, causing your AC to work harder and potentially leading to breakdowns.
  2. Clear debris from the outdoor unit. Remove leaves, twigs, or other obstructions from the condenser coils and surrounding area to ensure proper airflow.
  3. Inspect the condensate drain line. Pour a drain cleaner solution down the line to prevent clogs and mold growth.
  4. Check for refrigerant leaks. If you notice ice buildup or the AC isn’t cooling properly, it may have a refrigerant leak, which requires professional attention.

Plumbing Maintenance

  • Inspect faucets and pipes for leaks. Even small drips can waste gallons of water and lead to costly repairs if left unchecked.
  • Clean aerators and showerheads. Remove mineral buildup by soaking them in a calcium, lime, and rust remover solution.
  • Insulate exposed pipes. Wrap pipes with insulation to prevent freezing in winter and condensation during summer.
  • Check for toilet leaks. Add a few drops of food coloring to the tank and wait 30 minutes. If the color appears in the bowl, you have a leak that needs fixing.

While DIY maintenance can help extend the life of your systems, it’s essential to recognize when professional assistance is necessary. Aqua Plumbing & Air’s experienced technicians are equipped to handle complex repairs, installations, and annual tune-ups for your air conditioning and plumbing systems, ensuring optimal performance and energy efficiency.