Your plumbing system is a pretty important part of your home. You use it every time you do the dishes, take a shower, water the lawn, and a dozen other daily tasks. However, the plumbing system is also one of those systems most often neglected by homeowners until something is seriously wrong. You really don’t want to wait until your plumbing system breaks down entirely before calling for professional services. It’s not good for your plumbing system, your wallet, or your mental health. If you want to make sure that your plumbing system is in the best possible shape, for as long as possible, follow the steps outlined below.
Have a Plumber Conduct Annual Maintenance
Because most of the plumbing system in your home is hidden from view, and because most of the issues that plumbing systems develop happen slowly, you are not likely to notice plumbing issues as soon as they occur. Rather, you are much more likely to notice a plumbing problem after it’s had quite a bit of time to develop and damage the system. If you want to prevent damage to your plumbing system as much as possible, you should schedule annual maintenance.
Annual preventive plumbing maintenance involves close examination of your plumbing system, often with video pipe inspection. This will allow your plumber to identify and resolve any issues in the system before they develop far enough to start manifesting symptoms. If you’re consistent with scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year, you can both save thousands of dollars on repairs, and extend the lifespan of many of your plumbing appliances. Unlike with HVAC systems, the season that you schedule maintenance isn’t as important as doing it consistently.
Call for Repairs When Appropriate
Much as we’d like to say that your plumbing system will always stay in perfect condition if you schedule preventive maintenance often enough, that just isn’t the case. No preventive maintenance can truthfully claim to be 100% effective. You are almost certainly going to have to deal with plumbing issues of some kind between maintenance appointments. If and when that happens, the important thing for you to do is to call for repairs as soon as possible.
You don’t need to wait for definite symptoms that there’s a specific problem with your plumbing system. As we noted above, the longer you wait for obvious warning signs, the more opportunity you’re giving various problems to damage the system. Better to call for repairs as soon as you suspect an issue, and possibly save both money and time. It’s not an ideal solution, but it will certainly prevent things from getting worse until you have the opportunity to schedule the next maintenance appointment.
Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of plumbing maintenance and repair services in Baltimore, MD. If you need either plumbing repair or maintenance services, don’t wait. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers. We’ll make sure that your system is in the best possible shape for many years to come.