Does Your Plumbing System Need Regular Maintenance?

Mar 25, 2018

There is a good chance that you don’t put much thought into your home’s plumbing system until there is a problem. For the most part, it is a durable system that provides you with hot and cold running water on demand and required very little attention. However, your plumbing system does require regular maintenance in order keep your family supplied with clean water.

Taking good care of your plumbing is vital to ensure clean water is supplied to your home and for flushing waste away. Waiting until you actually have a problem will cause a mess and leave you with a large bill. So, it is a good idea to schedule an annual plumbing maintenance inspection. In addition to checking for leaks, a qualified plumber will check and fix any damaged faucets. Not only will a leaking faucet waste many gallons of water, it can cause damage that will require a repair. A plumber will also clear slow drains, clean faucet aerators, and fix running toilets.

However, it is not just an issue of pipes, faucets, and drains. A qualified plumber will also inspect your appliances. For instance, your hot water heater needs an annual inspection and tune-up in order to make sure it is efficient and that you get the maximum life from it. A plumber will also inspect your garbage disposal for leaks and regular maintenance needs, which often get overlooked. Nevertheless, at the end of an annual plumbing system maintenance inspection, a plumber will provide you with a list of needed repairs and other suggestions and advice.

Ultimately, the reason for an annual plumbing system maintenance inspection is that the consequences of a water or sewer line failure are massive. Easily avoidable problems can damage your home and require extensive repair work. However, regular maintenance will catch these small problems before they become major issues.

Do you have questions? What haven’t we covered yet that is important to you? If you would like to talk about your plumbing system needing regular maintenance, or a related topic, please contact us.