4 Reasons Why Your Plumbing System Needs Regular AttentionJuly 17, 2017
This post is sponsored by Southern Air Plumbing. All opinions are mine alone.
Your home is your castle. You try to take care of every component of your home… you maintain your HVAC unit twice per year, you mow your lawn weekly during spring & summer, and you even call a pro at the first sign of an electric system malfunction. However, are you taking care of your home’s plumbing system? Find out why your plumbing system needs to be maintained annually and why it’s crucial to the future of your property.
4 Reasons Why Your Plumbing System Needs Regular Attention
1. Your fixtures do more than just look pretty!
Bathroom fixtures can be downright pretty. After all, that shiny chrome definitely put a smile on your face at the home improvement store. However, despite how clean & polished your fixtures are on the outside, you can’t see what’s going on inside the fixtures. Annual plumbing maintenance takes care of the drains, fixtures, and pipes in your home to make sure there isn’t any unnecessary grime, build-up or cracks.
2. Check under the toilet!
Toilets are also prone to developing plumbing issues over the years. Since the toilet bowls and tanks are filled with water at all times, they are susceptible to corrosion. The pipes that takes the waste outside your home also needs to be evaluated by a plumbing professional on a regular basis to make sure that there are no problems brewing. Did you know that a failure of one of these waste pipes could result in a very costly environmental clean-up bill? A plumber will ensure that your toilet isn’t leaking underneath and damaging your home’s foundation.
3. Nobody enjoys a cold shower!
We all enjoy a nice, warm shower in the mornings (or evenings). Did you know that your water heater is a critical piece of equipment that many of us take for granted every day? If you walk into the shower and turn on the hot water, you expect hot water. Make sure your hot water heater is checked annually to ensure nothing is rusting on the inside and everything is operating properly. Keep in mind that even with regular maintenance, the typical lifespan of a water heater is 8 to 12 years.
4. Don’t neglect the main lines!
There are two main lines coming in and going out from your home: the water and sewer lines. There are municipal codes that dictate how these lines have to be maintained. These lines are some of the most important elements of your home’s plumbing system. Be sure to get these lines inspected during your annual plumbing inspection to ensure compliance with local regulations.
I hope these tips have helped inspire you to get your plumbing system check out. After all, dealing with a plumbing emergency is never an enjoyable experience. With adequate plumbing maintenance, you can reduce the chances of damage to your property, hazardous waste exposure and cracks to your home’s foundation. By the way, if you live in a humid climate (like the South), you may also face mold and mildew growth in your plumbing’s system.
Now, I’d love to hear from you. Do you get regular plumbing inspections? How do you maintain the pipes in your home?