Driving a car requires regular maintenance if you want to keep it on the road instead of on the side of the road.
Your home’s plumbing requires the same kind of care and attention, but because our plumbing is more “behind the scenes,” it’s easy to forget to peek behind the curtain.
Plumbing Maintenance is as Old as Plumbing Itself
Although modern plumbing is a recent innovation, the concept of plumbing has existed for thousands of years.
The ancient Greeks and Romans had centralized water systems that supplied water to homes and carried wastewater away. These systems eventually spread across Europe and North America, and eventually, the rest of the world.
We have made significant advancements in plumbing technology since those ancient times, but one thing remains the same: maintenance is key–and it always will be!
What to Expect During a Plumbing Maintenance Service
If you’re scheduling a plumbing maintenance service from ASI, here’s what you can expect:
- Faucets: Your plumber will thoroughly inspect all of your faucets, including sinks, bathtubs, showerheads, outdoor spigots, and laundry facilities, to ensure that none of them are leaking. Even the smallest leaks can add up and cause water waste over time.
- Drains: Slow-draining water can be a sign of a clog or build-up. During your maintenance service, your plumber will check for any potential blockages in your drains.
- Toilets: A damaged toilet can cause bigger issues down the line. Your plumber will ensure that everything in your toilet is in working order to prevent future problems.
- Water Heater: Routine maintenance for your water heater includes inspection of the temperature, relief valve, checking for leaks and damage, and ensuring that everything is running efficiently.
- Pipes: Leaky pipes can cause significant damage to your home, so routine inspections and maintenance can help prevent structural damage in the future.
- Garbage Disposal: Your plumber will check your garbage disposal system for build-up or faulty components that could cause blockages, leaks, or other damage to your plumbing.
Remember, plumbing concerns should never be put off. If you suspect an issue with any part of your plumbing, contact a licensed plumber immediately.
Why Should You Schedule Routine Plumbing Maintenance?
Not convinced plumbing maintenance is important? Let’s look at the biggest benefits:
A Little (Drip) Goes a Long Way
Even a small leak can cause significant damage over time. A dripping faucet may not seem like a big deal, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency, a single leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water annually. Wasted water not only drives up your water bill, but it also depletes a precious natural resource. By scheduling routine maintenance, a plumber can identify and repair any leaks before they become a bigger problem.
Prevention is Protection
Nobody wants to deal with a plumbing emergency, and they can be costly to repair. Burst pipes, sewer backups, and other issues can cause significant damage to your home and belongings. By scheduling routine maintenance, a plumber can identify any potential issues before they become emergencies.
Prevent Mold Growth
Water damage can lead to mold growth, which is not only unsightly and smells bad, but is also hazardous to your health. Mold can aggravate allergies, asthma, and COPD, and it can cause respiratory problems for otherwise healthy individuals. Routine maintenance can identify any leaks or other sources of water damage and repair them promptly. This can help prevent mold growth and other health hazards associated with water damage.
Avoid Annoying Water Pressure Problems
Low water pressure can be frustrating, especially when you’re trying to take a shower or wash dishes. Low pressure can also be a sign of a more significant problem with your plumbing system. A plumber can inspect your pipes, faucets, and other components during a routine maintenance service to identify any issues that may be causing low water pressure and make any necessary repairs to restore your water pressure to its optimal level.
Extend the Lifespan of Your Plumbing
Routine maintenance, you can help extend the lifespan of your pipes, fixtures, and other components. Regular inspections and maintenance can identify any issues before they become more significant problems. This can help you avoid costly plumbing system replacements down the road, saving you time and money.
Plumbing Problems? Call the Pros!
Identify and fix potential issues before they become emergencies! Regular plumbing maintenance can help you save money, reduce your impact on the environment, and keep your plumbing system working properly.
Every homeowner needs a plumber they can trust. Let ASI be yours. To schedule your routine inspection and plumbing maintenance service, call and speak to a member of our team today and let us show you how we set the industry standard in plumbing.