When you buy a new car, you’re looking for not only a car that looks great, but one that is durable, reliable, and in good mechanical condition. Whether you buy a top of the line luxury car off the lot, or a used sedan, you are going to get regular oil changes, tune-ups and part replacements at a predetermined schedule. We do this to keep our cars not only running their best, but retaining value as well.
Many of us don’t look at our home plumbing systems in the way that we would our daily driver, and it can end up being a costly mistake. Rather than waiting for a breakdown, try out a regular maintenance routine to assess the health of your home plumbing system, and keep it running smoothly.
There are a lot of things to be aware of on a regular basis. If you notice any changes, your safest bet is to diagnose what might be causing a problem before it grows. While you don’t need to take detailed logs of daily performance, it pays to be aware of anything seems a bit off.
What to Look For:
- Leaks, condensation
- Low water pressure
- Low flow rate
- Water heat issues
- Leaky faucets
- Garbage disposal performance changes
- Corrosion/hard water damage
Aim for Maintenance Instead of Repairs
Creating a system of scheduled maintenance will keep you in the know before an issue becomes a problem. Let us show you how regular maintenance can be an investment into your home. Common plumbing problems like leaks and corrosion, if left unattended, can cause water damage, mildew, rust, corrosion. Call a licensed plumber before a plumbing problem becomes a structural one.
Get it in Writing
Nothing conveys confidence to a buyer, and nothing is more valuable to the seller than comprehensive maintenance records. Remember when you last bought or sold a used car? Imagine if you had ten years of maintenance records on the car in question. A thorough maintenance record will tell you what has been fixed, when it was worked on, and what may need work in the future. This is a valuable tool to have, and you will be building the value of your home while you keep it running smoothly.
Don’t know where to start? We Do.
Give us a call today. Our licensed residential plumbing technicians are trained to assess your home plumbing system. We’ll tell you what to keep an eye out for, and can even help you get started on a plumbing maintenance plan that’s right for you and your home. To learn more about our plumbing services, visit our plumbing services page.