Many homeowners and business owners only think to call the plumber when something is wrong. While a broken component in your home or business's plumbing can cause other issues and disruptions, it should not be the only time your plumbing is inspected.
Routine plumbing maintenance is just as important to your home or business as getting a problem resolved as soon as possible.
How Often Should You Schedule Maintenance?
Every home or business is a little different. Depending on age and status, not every building will need maintenance at the same intervals. However, we recommend scheduling maintenance annually. Some problems arise quickly, and others come up more slowly. Annual maintenance is a good timeframe to reveal those problems.
If you live or work in an older building, you may find it beneficial to have the plumbing inspected and maintained more often. Consult with a trusted plumber like Mr. Rooter of Greater Syracuse to see how frequently your home or business's plumbing should have maintenance.
Why Should You Schedule Annual Maintenance?
Scheduling annual maintenance on your home or business's plumbing is a type of proactive plumbing. You cannot always predict when something will go wrong, but it can prevent future problems. Imagine this: There is a small leak in one of the fixtures in your plumbing system. Over several years, the issue slowly gets worse. Finally, it becomes noticeable and turns into a costly repair. If regular maintenance had been done, the issue would have been found much sooner and only required a quick fix.
Regular maintenance is a small thing you can do that has major benefits. When you take care of your plumbing, it will be in better condition for much longer. A system that is not regularly maintained and inspected will experience more serious issues and may not even reach its predicted lifespan.
What Items Are Checked During the Inspection?
A building's plumbing is an important system. Without a working system, you will not have running water — no showers, no tap water and no flushing toilets. It is made up of several different fixtures, each one related to water flow throughout your home or business.
During a plumbing inspection, your plumber will check out the following fixtures and systems:
- Water pumps
- Sewer systems
- Water heaters
During a maintenance inspection, a plumber will look at all these and more, depending on the fixtures you have at your home or business. The plumber will complete visual and other types of inspections. They may use a small camera attached to a long cable to check out the inside of the pipes.
What Are the Benefits of Annual Maintenance?
Completing annual maintenance on your plumbing systems will save you both time and hassle. If you do not have regular maintenance, a more serious issue will cost more to fix and could cause other disruptions. If there is a blockage, you may not be able to run any water fixtures until repairs are made. With routine maintenance, you can avoid these issues.
To schedule a maintenance inspection with Mr. Rooter of Greater Syracuse, please contact us today.