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The Importance of Preventative Plumbing Maintenance
By: Danny   |    January 31, 2013   |   0 Comments (1) (0)

When people think about maintaining their home it often involves pressure washing their deck, cleaning out their gutters, or cutting their lawn. Most people ignore preventative plumbing maintenance because they assume their plumbing systems will last forever. The problem is that if something goes wrong with your pipes or other aspects of the plumbing in your home it can be incredibly expensive. With regular maintenance your small problems, such as loose fittings are tiny leaks, can be stopped before they become large problems that drain your bank account.

Preventative plumbing maintenance can save you money in other ways, too. A leaky faucet or running toilet can waste thousands of gallons of water over time. Hiring professionals to regularly maintain your plumbing can save you time and money.

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Some of this maintenance can be done by you, but the bulk of the duties should be performed by a professional plumbing company. You can regularly check for leaks and dripping fixtures, but you should contact a plumbing professional if you come across an issue. As someone who is not familiar with all the different facets of a plumbing system, you are likely to miss the small issues that can lead to huge problems.

Preventative plumbing maintenance also includes

flushing out your hot water heater, which can remove sediment that reduces the life of your heater and makes it run less efficiently. Your septic field should also be checked periodically to make sure it doesn't need to be flushed and is not in any danger of backing up in the near future. These are not things that the average homeowner can do.

Plumbing is incredibly important to your family, but most people don't realize this until there is a problem with it. Minor issues like lowered water pressure or water that's not hot are often ignored until they become a larger issue. The problem is that as time passes these issues can turn into flooding or burst pipes, which can be not only expensive but could also ruin your home. A backed up toilet can overflow and completely ruin flooring or carpet. If you live in an area where floods are common, then a defective sump pump can cause serious issues that can easily be prevented. Preventative plumbing maintenance is an affordable and simple way to avoid these expensive problems.

Before choosing the plumbing company you will use for maintenance, be sure to do some research. Check their experience and make sure they are licensed and insured. Visit review sites online to see if people are satisfied with their work and prices. You can even ask friends and family for recommendations. Word-of-mouth is often the best way to find a quality plumber.

Other than a healthy and happy family, there is nothing in your life more important than your home. Preventative plumbing maintenance can keep everything running smoothly and increase the life of your home. Hiring a reputable and professional company to maintain your plumbing is an affordable way to bring you peace of mind and keep your house happy.

This Article was inspired by Better Plumbing Solutions, who can take care of all your plumbing needs.

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