If you are like most people, you probably do not give your plumbing much thought – until there is a problem. Plumbing problems can be incredibly frustrating and expensive so it is ideal to avoid them at all costs and many of them are, in fact, avoidable. Because you cannot see what is going on inside your plumbing, you just naturally assume that everything is fine but just like anything else, keeping your plumbing running properly and avoiding issues takes maintenance. While there are many things you can do to help protect your plumbing, maintenance should always be conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable professional plumber. A professional plumber will be able to spot potential problems and repair them before a major plumbing disaster occurs.
Leaking pipes are an incredibly common plumbing problem and may be the result of a myriad of plumbing issues. Plumbing leaks tend to occur on main lines and sewer lines but can occur in other locations throughout your home as well. Leaking pipes could be a sign that your pipes are deteriorating or it could be a sign that pipes need tightening or adjustments to be made. Aside from pipes, other plumbing components may wear down over time so an experienced professional can find and replace faulty parts with routine preventive maintenance and help you avoid a flood.
Drains can get clogged with many things including hair, soap, dirt, debris, oil, food and more. If you start to notice a slow drain that is a sign that a completely clogged drain is around the corner. A slow drain means things are building up inside the pipe and with each rinse of something down the drain, it is a chance for it to get caught and clog the pipe. Before you wind up with a backed up drain or flooding, preventive maintenance can help. The best way to prevent clogs is to only put the appropriate things down the drain but clogs can still arise. Preventive maintenance may include drain extraction, cleaning, the use of a scope camera to see what is causing clogs, and more.
Nothing is more annoying than a dripping faucet. And, it’s not just annoying, it is wasteful. Dripping faucets are often the result of loose or damaged plumbing parts. A professional may simply need to tighten things up or replace a few small parts to fix this problem.