It can be easy to forget that most household appliances and services need regular maintenance to keep them working. We all have busy lives with distractions and obligations coming from all directions, so when something isn’t actively wrong, it very quickly fades into the background.
But it is extremely important to ensure you perform ongoing maintenance on your plumbing, including the pipework, the hot water unit, the gas lines and gas heating system. It is important to maintain the health of your system to prevent an emergency later down the line, which may cost many hundreds of dollars more to fix, and cause a huge headache. Let’s look at the benefits of ongoing plumbing maintenance.
Better pressure, hotter water
You may have become used to poor water pressure and lukewarm water because it has gradually deteriorated, but your system may be capable of much more. A qualified plumber can assess your system and let you know if you have lost pressure along the way, or if your hot water system has deteriorated and is no longer heating water efficiently. Especially in older homes with older components, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on these signs.
If your plumbing is not adequately draining water, or is inefficiently transmitting water, or there is a gas leakage somewhere in your system, this may become hazardous to the health of your family and to you. Standing water is an excellent location for bacteria and moulds to thrive, especially in a dark, wet environment like a pipe. So performing consistent maintenance on your plumbing ensures water is flowing efficiently both in and out of your home.
Prevent emergencies before they occur
A stitch in time saves nine! It’s true for plumbing too. Performing consistent plumbing maintenance means a trained eye can evaluate your plumbing system for any signs of failure or decay, and stop a catastrophic failure before it can happen.
Save your money!
A plumbing system that is not performing properly is costing you money. Water and gas leaks can cause a huge drop in efficiency in your system, which mean you are using more resources for worse results. Allowing a plumber to review your system for problems means you can be sure you are getting what you pay for in your bills (Also Read: Your Plumbing Maintenance Checklist).
A keen property buyer will turn on taps and showers before purchasing. This is an easy way to determine if the owners have been maintaining the property, and it’s equally an easy way for you to show prospective buyers that you have been maintaining the property. It’s a signal that, if the plumbing is maintained, other things have also been maintained, and the buyer will feel more comfortable will the purchase. Given the increased value you can get for this peace of mind, the cost of a plumbing appraisal is peanuts!
If you are looking for a plumber to help you with ongoing plumbing services and maintenance at your home, JCS plumbing has the experience and understanding you need to make sure your system works every time!