There are many things people take for granted in life, and plumbing is usually one of them. You probably don’t even consider your plumbing system until there’s a major problem or an all-out emergency. However, with simple maintenance and regular inspection, your pipes can resemble a perfect plumbing system.
At Affordable Plumbing, Rooter and Water Heaters, we want to help you prevent major problems and be your go-to plumber in the event of the unexpected.
Why Get Preventive Maintenance?
There are two inspections that should be performed on a plumbing system. The first is by you. You should periodically check for things like leaky faucets, puddles by the toilet, slow drainage, and anything else that isn’t working the way it should.
The other inspection should be done by a certified plumbing technician. A plumber will be able to identify deeper issues and give you a timeline of how quickly they need to be fixed. This inspection should be done regularly to ensure you don’t face the high costs of damage from a plumbing emergency.
In addition to inspecting the plumbing around your home, you can also install hair catchers or strainers in each sink and shower as well as avoiding pouring grease in any drain. It is also recommended to run hot water in each sink or shower to wash away any debris.
Even if all your plumbing seems to be in working order, having too much or too little pressure could be a sign of a current or future problem. Some of the more common causes for water pressure issues include:
- Clogged Pipes: Any time there is a blockage in your plumbing, it will limit the flow of water going to your fixtures. That means low pressure in your showers and sinks, which can be more than a major inconvenience.
- Hidden Water Leaks: If water is leaking somewhere in your plumbing system, it means it’s not going where you need it to be. If you notice that water pressure fluctuates, especially when you open multiple fixtures, a leak may be to blame.
- Old Pipes: A concern for older homes, old plumbing may be the cause of your water pressure issues. As pipes deteriorate, they can work less efficiently than usual, creating poor water pressure throughout your home.
- Valve Issues: Are the valves behind your sinks fully opened? Is your water main rusty? The water valves can completely restrict the flow of water to certain areas of your home, and should always be the first place you look when you’re dealing with water pressure issues.
The most important thing to remember is that your plumbing is a complex system. Any major repairs should always be left to expert plumbers to avoid any emergency situations.
Finding your Expert Plumber
No matter what, everyone needs a trustworthy plumber at some point. When finding a plumber, look for qualities outside of price. This can include excellent customer care, 24-hour service, and even warranties.
At Affordable Plumbing, Rooter and Water Heaters we offer all of this and more. As your local plumbing experts, we also keep within local requirements and code, ensuring you have a stress-free and convenient plumbing repair experience.