You may not realize it, but you depend heavily on the plumbing system in your home. It really is important to keep your plumbing in good shape and running smoothly so that you don’t have to spend much time thinking about it. After all, you have plenty of other things to worry about in life; why add an extra stressor?
The best way to keep your plumbing healthy and avoid emergencies is to keep up with a schedule of regular professional maintenance services that can ensure the condition of your plumbing system.
Our experienced plumbers can thoroughly examine your plumbing system for leaks, cracks, buildup and poor connections. It is common that some part of your plumbing system will deteriorate over time, but proper maintenance can address these types of issues before they become larger problems.
If you hear a bubbling or gurgling noise coming from your drain while water is filtering out, this might be a sign that you need plumbing maintenance. This may signal the beginning of pipe blockage, a problem with the pipe ventilation system, or a septic tank issue if you are using one. To quickly pinpoint the issue, our plumbers use a state-of-the-art video pipe inspection tool. This tool allows our plumbing technicians to see into your pipes for easy problem diagnosis.
Routine plumbing maintenance means fewer emergency calls to the plumber because your ceiling is suddenly leaking or the drains in your house are backing up. These emergency calls are both inconvenient and expensive, and can be largely avoided with annual maintenance inspections. To maintain your plumbing, a once-a-year inspection is sufficient to ensure the health of your system. These appointments cost little compared to the high price of emergency repair services. Plus, you can easily fit your annual maintenance into your schedule. An emergency situation is rarely so accommodating.
You will notice that all parts of your plumbing system function better when they get the annual attention that they need. For instance, even if a pipe never clogs, buildup may accumulate over time. That buildup will gradually impede water flow and reduce your water pressure. Plumbing issues often worsen slowly, so you may not notice the buildup until there is a significant slowing in efficiency. Making a small annual investment in your plumbing system will keep it flowing smoothly.
While you can schedule your annual maintenance visits for any time of year, it is often most helpful to do it in the fall. As winter approaches, you will want to make sure that all of your pipes are in good shape and that your hot water heater can stand up to increased usage throughout the cooler winter months.
Extreme temperatures cause all sorts of problems for pipes. They can even freeze and crack if not used frequently enough. Of course, you probably use the pipes in your home often enough that risk for freezing is low. However, if there is already a small crack or defect somewhere along the line, colder weather can quickly turn a small issue into a large one.