It’s important to perform regular home maintenance checks to ensure that your plumbing system is always in peak working conditions. Unattended drains and worn-out plumbing fixtures can cause leaks and plumbing back-ups that will cause costly damage.  We’ll share 4 DIY home maintenance projects you can do yourself that will maintain your home and keep it running smoothly.

The kitchen is the heart of most homes, so let’s begin there. Make sure that all your drains are free from clogs that will cause smelly back-ups and drainage problems.

Add Sink Strainer to Prevent Clogs before they happen

Are you struggling to keep unwanted debris from blocking your drains and keep your kitchen sink from getting clogged? This simple task will save you time and money on costly drain clogs. Choose from our range of kitchen sink strainers to protect your garbage disposals this summer, such as Sinktacular, a sink strainer and stopper in one that will keep debris out and ensure proper water drainage.

If your garbage disposal unit needs special attention, it’s time to get the Disposal Genie garbage disposal strainer to protect it against costly repairs and damages. It will let water and food flow freely through it while preventing splashing and non-food items from slipping through.

You can also get it as the Disposal Genie II, an upgraded version that’s easy to use. Before installing it, grab the Brush-It/DG II to easily remove or clean any debris and foul odors.

Install a Faucet Spray Head
Inject elegance and convenience into your kitchen with a faucet spray head that ups the ante in looks and quality. Whether you’re rinsing down the corners of your sink or cleaning fresh vegetables from the garden, a faucet with the right sprayer helps make quick work of your kitchen tasks. Choose from pull-out and pull-down spray heads attached to the faucet designed to make kitchen cleanup more efficient.

Check out the Smart Spray Pull Down Faucet Spray Head. Available in stainless steel and chrome, it’s easy to install on an existing kitchen faucet and it comes with adapters for well-known brands like Pfister, Moen, and AquaSource. Another option is the Kitchen Center Pullout Spray Head, which comes with chrome, white, and brushed nickel.

Next, we’ll move into the bathroom. It’s the most-used room in the home, after all! Most people spend about 182 hours in their bathrooms each year.

Update your Tub Drain Trim

It’s important to keep your tub drain in good working condition. You may want to inspect your tub drain trim and stopper. Do you see any cracked drains? Don’t worry it’s an easy fix and with Danco’s variety of tub drain kits finishes, you can complete this DIY project in no time!

Get the Trip Lever Tub Drain Trim Kit in for a finished look that goes well with your existing fixtures. It’s available in oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, chrome, and brass.

If you prefer an easy touch drain, you can update your drain to a Touch-Toe Drain Trim. The kit will complete your tub drain trim and match your current fixtures.

And if you fancy a classic look, consider the universal Lift and Turn Tub Drain, which comes with a strainer and a stylish, scratch-resistant finish.

Repair your Toilet

Add a toilet repair to your DIY Project list to save water and money this summer. Danco’s most popular Toilet Tank Repair Kit helps combat common toilet issues that cause water leaks, which could leave you with an unwanted costly water bill.  Complete with everything needed to replace the Fill valve, Flapper, Ball Float Rod, and Ball Float, you can master this DIY project with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Danco’s Total Tank Repair Kit has everything you need to complete the task. To save more money, you can convert your standard toilet using the Water Saving Toilet Repair Kit, which comes with a dual flush converter.

Summer is the perfect time to take some personal vacation days for some DIY projects that will protect your home and keep things operating smoothly. Find all the repair kits and other products you will need for your home improvement and maintenance projects at Danco!