When it comes to maintaining the “feng shui” of your home, plumbing usually falls on an “as needed” basis. Plumbing and all of its counterparts are like a foreign language to many of us, and the details of plumbing tend to stay buried underground with the pipes. Now, it’s time to get the word out about the significance of routine plumbing maintenance and the three huge ways it can be extremely beneficial in the long run.
Cutting Utility Costs
Water bills usually slide under the radar when it comes to expensive utilities. However, this can quickly turn around once problems arise. Dripping sinks, or any form of leak for the most part, can be fixed preventing further costly damage if caught early enough. A routine check up will ensure that everything is running when it should be, and not wasting water that’s ultimately racking up your water bill.
2. Extending Appliance Lifespan
By scheduling regular checkups on your plumbing and sewage systems, you’re elongating the lifespan of your appliances. When buildup reaches its peak, this usually results in pipes bursting, basements and yards flooding, and appliances breaking. Replacing broken appliances and cleaning up floods can be extremely costly. Regular maintenance takes preventative measures that save you money in the future.
3. Preventing Surprise Floods
As previously mentioned, a common result of malfunctioning plumbing systems is flooding. Flooding, especially inside your home, requires a laundry list of clean up. HVAC systems are needed to remove all the of the water, damaged walls/flooring/carpeting may need to be replaced, odors need to be removed and mold prevention must be in place. Clogged or faulty pipes can only withstand so much before a flood happens, so regular checkups will ensure canals are clear and floods are being avoided at all costs.
Finding a reliable and knowledgeable plumber to visit your home 2 times a year will ensure that you’re saving money and avoiding damage to your home and appliances.