Conscientious homeowners try to prevent plumbing problems before they happen. While some information out there is incredibly helpful, much of it only provides temporary fixes, and some advice is simply incorrect. You can maintain your home’s plumbing system health by investing in routine preventative maintenance.
For example, you could check your pipes with a store-bought psi gauge, but this method may be ineffective if you don’t have the equipment to fix problems immediately when they arise. The psi gauge check is also ineffective if you don’t inspect your home’s entire plumbing system. Therefore, a homeowner who responsibly checks their home’s water psi at least twice a year could benefit from having a professional do it instead.
What Causes Leaks?
Plumbers say there are two kinds of plumbing leaks—a costly leak and a catastrophic leak. Rarely do homeowners encounter anything less. Leaky pipes can be caused by weather damage, improper installation, pipe corrosion, tree roots, and countless other unseen factors.
Leaks can happen anywhere, and sometimes they go unnoticed. To learn how to spot leaks, review this comprehensive article discussing the signs and symptoms of leaky pipes in and around your home.
How do you effectively prevent plumbing leaks from happening? You invest in a whole home inspection performed by professionals who thoroughly examine in and around your home for signs of plumbing concerns.
How Professional Maintenance Prevents Leaks
Plumbing professionals go way beyond simply checking your water’s psi, which should be between 45 and 55 psi. They crawl under your home, investigate every water source, and look for telltale signs that only a trained and experienced observer would notice.
Plumbing professionals will make note of the signs of new and old water damage from the ceiling to below the floor of your home. Furthermore, they’ll look for saturated spots in your yard that might indicate a sewer backup. As preventative maintenance, even if there aren’t any saturated spots, they’ll still check your home’s sewer. It’s not exactly the most pleasant job, but someone has to do it for the sake of your home’s pipes.
Finally, one of the most important aspects of a home inspection is looking for signs of corrosion or damage to your home’s water heater. Since a leak from a damaged water heater can destroy carpet, warp floorboards, and even create illness-inducing mold and mildew, it’s a problem that should be addressed immediately.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Plumbing professionals who perform whole home inspections know how to ask the right questions. For example, they know that water pressure fluctuations can directly affect the lifespan of water appliances and may ask if you’ve noticed any longevity issues. These kinds of plumbing perceptions allow them to connect the dots and recognize issues that may cause long-term problems in the future.
Water is such a source of life in your home. Without clean water or a way to correctly dispose of wastewater, your home’s lifestyle and ecosystem will suffer. And the types of leaks mentioned earlier, costly and catastrophic, may not just affect your own home. Water damage can be so widespread that even your neighbors can be affected.
Routine plumbing maintenance with a truly professional service can help you prevent leaks altogether—and plumbing professionals who help homeowners avoid disasters are well worth the price of routine preventive measures. Even a regular service call, like the low water pressure in your kitchen sink, can prevent a costly if your plumbing professional notices the telltale signs that there may be another, more serious problem.
Plumbing Maintenance Programs
Plumbing professionals like Mr. Rooter Plumbing have the knowledge and experience to recognize problems before they start. We offer a regular maintenance program that can pay for itself by reducing emergency calls and damage that leaks can cause. Our beneficial Advantage Plan makes the experience of calling a plumber simple and easy. And because it’s Mr. Rooter, we promise to leave your home and lawn in a respectable condition.
In the event of an emergency, our team of skilled, trained professionals are on call for you and your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Give us a call at (855) 982-2028 for more information about our expert maintenance programs, or read more about all the great reasons to choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing.