Benefits from Regular Plumbing Maintenance
March 25, 2021
Many people are aware that routine maintenance is required for HVAC and electrical systems, but some will neglect the importance of routine plumbing maintenance and inspections. Ignoring routine maintenance of your plumbing and water systems can catch up to you and lead to an emergency repair.
Plumbing systems can be very expensive so it makes sense to avoid problems through routine maintenance rather than paying for issues one by one as they arise. Waiting for plumbing issues to pop up can cost you in emergency repair fees and subsequent damages, not to mention the headache they can cause you and your family.
Having a professional plumber inspect your system regularly can save you money and improve your lifestyle by:
Preserving the Value of Your Property
Routine plumbing is an important part of maintaining your property and receiving a higher return on your home when you sell. Potential buyers will check many things when preparing their offer on your property. One thing they will check for is the condition of your pipes and their connections. Homes with well-maintained plumbing systems are more likely to receive higher offers from buyers. Molds and mildew from pipe leakages can significantly decrease the value of your home. Damaged walls, floors and foundations due to prolonged plumbing leakages can also result in reduction of property value.
Increasing the Lifespan of Your Plumbing System
Regular maintenance from a professional plumber can help to detect clogged pipes and plumbing leaks before they put pressure on your plumbing system. If these issues are prolonged, they can lead to extensive damage and costly repairs.
Routine drain maintenance can catch small issues before they become big problems. Our plumbers can spot overflowing pipes, pipe clogs and aging pipes early, before further damage occurs.
Water Heater Maintenance
Tank type water heaters should be flushed annually to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty and to flush sediment from the tank. Tankless water heaters should be flushed every 2-4 years depending on usage. Flushing your water heater will help maintain energy efficiency and prolong the lifespan of the water heater.
Saving You Money
Many people think that they are saving money by avoiding plumbing maintenance and checkups under the notion that maintenance is unnecessary. However, the fact is that preventive maintenance can save you time and money. Routine care and maintenance can preserve the integrity of your plumbing system before damage happens. Regular maintenance can be far less expensive than part replacements and also save you money on emergency repairs.
A well-maintained plumbing system can improve how fast your sinks, bathtubs and showers drain. Clogging and buildup can cause your connections to take longer to drain. Slow drainage is more than just annoying, drainage problems should be treated at the earliest opportunity to prevent issues from escalating.
How Often Should I Schedule Maintenance?
How frequently you need to schedule maintenance depends on a few different factors. First, the size of your property, larger properties should be inspected more often due to the amount of pipes in the home and the size of the water systems. Other factors that should be considered are how many people are in your household and how much water is being used by your household. On average, homeowners should consider scheduling a visit from a professional plumber at least once a year.
The professionals at Eastern Plumbing are well trained and knowledgeable on how to repair and maintain any plumbing system. Give us a call at 252-758-7579 for all your plumbing needs from a routine checkup to emergency repairs and replacements.