Your home’s plumbing system is a bustling network of pipes, drains, and flowing water or waste. It’s a system that is both intricate and simple, yet requires extensive work and craftsmanship to function properly. On occasion, you’ll have to pay for repairs. It’s unfortunate but inevitable. Of course, you can reduce the need for repairs, and the total cost, by scheduling regular plumbing maintenance. Preventative maintenance, as it’s known within the plumbing industry, is specifically designed to prevent major issues now, well before they become a serious problem.
Plumbing Maintenance Prevents Expensive Repairs
First, homeowners like yourself schedule maintenance to prevent expensive repairs. It’s the number one reason any professional plumber is called out. But it’s quite easy to ignore minor plumbing issues in your home. Each day, in fact, most people do. A small leak, or uneven water temperatures – sure, it’s easy to ignore for now. Unfortunately, such issues are indicative of a larger, more severe problem. If left too long, that problem is going to rear its ugly head and cause damage and further expense.
Let’s look at a dripping faucet as an example. The drip is an annoyance, we all agree. However, if left ignored, that single dripping faucet may damage the plumbing fixture and force you to purchase a new tap. It’s an unnecessary expense that could have been resolved in one maintenance appointment!
Avoid Plumbing Emergencies
No one deserves to endure a plumbing emergency. It does happen, though, and the damage could be crippling and expensive. The thing about a plumbing emergency is that it’s usually avoidable. Typically, an emergency occurs due to an ignored problem. Thankfully, there are warning signs to watch for.
So what’s the most common plumbing emergency we are called out for? It’s for a burst or broken pipe. A sewer line backup is another very common issue, and both are costly and troublesome. A sewer line backup often deposits contaminated wastewater in your home – nobody wants that! Of course, such a backup does not just occur overnight. It takes time for a clog or leak to form in the pipe. Before then, you’ll notice odd smells, recurring drainage clogs, and other telltale signs. Maintenance can catch such signs and resolve the problem before you need to call us at midnight.
Prolong the Life of Your System
We briefly mentioned how a leak in your bathroom faucet could lead to replacing that fixture completely. Well, it’s true. Maintenance, however, will reduce the need for costly replacements. Maintenance prolongs the lifespan of your entire plumbing system – and not just the fixtures, but the pipes, too.
Extending the lifespan of your plumbing system is obviously ideal. The longer it lasts, the less money you’ll spend on new installations, replacements, or emergency calls. The cost of regular maintenance is minor in comparison. It’s truly an investment that pays off. Replacing a pipe is inconvenient, time-consuming, and expensive in comparison, so extending the lifespan of your plumbing is your priority.
Schedule top-rated plumbing services with Whitten Plumbing. We provide preventative plumbing maintenance, new plumbing installations, and plumbing repairs for when the time comes. Schedule service by calling 501-607-6596!