The Benefits of Regular Plumbing Maintenance
If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the road with a blown engine, you know what it’s like to wish you could go back in time and just go get that weird noise checked out.
Don’t let that happen with your home’s plumbing system!
While car maintenance is something that we typically tend to regularly, many homeowners forgo regular to ensure that everything is in proper working order.
Here’s why it’s important to take care of your home’s plumbing and schedule routine maintenance.
Plumbing Maintenance Has ALWAYS Been Important!
Before we jump into the what and the how, let’s take a quick look at how plumbing has worked throughout documented history.
Thousands of years ago, back in the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, cities had water systems very similar to the ones we see today. Water systems brought water into homes and even utilized underground pipes to remove wastewater. Hundreds of years later, European and North American societies adopted the same types of water systems– including underground sewers!
While technology has advanced, we’ve known for thousands of years that plumbing systems require regular maintenance to keep things running smoothly.
So, What Happens During a Plumbing Maintenance Service?
Your home’s plumbing system has a lot of parts and pieces. It’s important that during a regular plumbing maintenance service that every single one is inspected to ensure that everything is working at its best.
Here’s what you can expect during a plumbing maintenance service:
During a routine maintenance service, your plumber will look at each of the faucets in your home–from the bathroom to the kitchen to your house outlet–to check for blockages, build ups, or leaking.
Even the smallest leak might not seem like a big deal, but it can lead to significant property damage over time if it’s not handled quickly. Not to mention that a leaky faucet can increase your water bill!
A reputable plumbing company understands how important it is to check every single drain in your home. Any slow draining could mean a larger issue is at hand. Addressing any potential blockages early can prevent more expensive, extensive plumbing issues later. If you suspect you may have a blockage in your drains, don’t wait! Call and request a as soon as possible.
Your toilet should flush efficiently, effectively, and be leak-free. Like the other plumbing components in your home, any leaks in your toilet can lead to significant damage. Considering how often you use your toilet, keeping it in top condition is crucial.
Your water heater might hide away in a corner of your home, but it’s one of the hardest working components of your plumbing system.
During a routine maintenance and inspection service, your plumber will check the temperate, relief valve, and other parts of your hot water heater. Water heater damage can result in a lack of hot water or even cause major flooding; prevent these issues by scheduling regular inspections and by taking care of any issues as they arise.
You don’t see many of your home’s pipes, which makes it harder to identify any issues. Your plumber will check your pipes for any damage, leaks, or inconsistencies with water pressure. A busted pipe can be catastrophic for your home–regular inspections are key!
The garbage disposal is the unsung hero of kitchen appliances. Even though it’s powerful, it is prone to blockages and damage. A routine maintenance request includes checking for blockages and build up to ensure that your garbage disposal isn’t at risk for causing issues to your home’s plumbing system.
Just as when you take your car in for a routine oil change or tune up, identifying problems early can save you time, money, and hassle.
Why Get Regular Plumbing Maintenance?
Regular plumbing maintenance goes far beyond just saving money. There are several other benefits to regular maintenance:
Save Water, Save the Environment
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, just one single leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons per year! Regular visits from your plumber can detect any leaks and help to conserve one of our planet’s most precious resources.
Avoid the Stress of Emergency Repairs
An emergency plumbing issue isn’t just costly and damaging to your home–it can be a major stress. Not having access to clean water, being able to use your toilet, and worrying about water damage to your possessions can be extremely mentally and emotionally taxing.
Protect Your Health
Keeping on top of routine plumbing maintenance can keep your family breathing easier in more ways than one! Water leaks can lead to mold growth, which can be especially dangerous for any members of your family who have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.
Improved Water Pressure
Getting into a shower with poor water pressure is both an annoyance and is inefficient. Routine plumbing services can make sure that there’s nothing causing low water pressure coming from your shower, sink, washing machine, or other faucets.
Increased Lifespan of Your Plumbing
Having a trusted, licensed plumber inspect your system on a regular basis–and addressing any issues–can increase the lifespan of your pipes, appliances, and fixtures, enabling your plumbing system to last its expected lifespan or even longer.
Schedule a Routine Inspection and Maintenance Service with Proskill Today
Scheduling at least once-yearly inspections from our team at Proskill doesn’t just save you money, it saves you time, stress, and is even beneficial to the health of your family. Call and speak with a member of our team today and let us exceed your expectations.