Like HVAC and electrical systems, household plumbing is rarely given a second thought until something goes wrong. Your plumbing system should have regular inspections at least once a year. This will stop many problems arising in the first place and will help you catch and solve problems early, meaning they will cause much less damage.
Why Get Your Plumbing Inspected?
During maintenance plumbing, a licensed plumber will perform a complete evaluation of your home plumbing system. Routine plumbing maintenance keeps systems running smoothly and reduces the chance of unexpected and costly emergency repairs.
Maintenance Should Be Thorough
Make sure the plumbers you choose will take care of the following areas:
Sinks, Tubs and Showers
Regular inspections can identify hidden leaks and drainage problems in sinks, bathtubs, and showers, as well as mineral or corrosive deposits that can constrict water flow. If left undetected for too long, expensive damage can occur and repairs might be needed.
All bathroom fixtures should also be checked. Your plumbing professional should check for leaks, drainage issues, cracks, corrosion and any mineral build-up.
Cracks, leaks, and loose fittings can occur over time, identifying them early can alleviate the need for more expensive repairs later. During a maintenance appointment, all of your toilets will be checked for cracks, loose fittings, and any other issues. Flappers should be inspected regularly and replaced if need be.
Traditional tank water heaters are responsible for a large amount of energy consumption in your home, so it’s important to make sure they are operating effectively and efficiently. Your plumber can thoroughly inspect your water heater, making adjustments as needed. Tanks should be thoroughly checked for leaks and sediment build-up at least once a year. For safety, the temperature and pressure valve should also be inspected.
Main Line Stoppages
An inspection of your main sewer line is important because when problems arise here, repair costs are not cheap. Your whole plumbing system is important, but it can’t function at all without the main water line and sewage line working properly. Tree roots, sludge build-up, foreign objects, cracks and offset or bad joints can all be potential problems that your plumber should find and correct during an inspection.
Get in Touch
At Boland Plumbing, our team is experienced in identifying and repairing all kinds of plumbing problems. Get in touch today to schedule maintenance plumbing for your home.