Yearly maintenance can save your home’s plumbing system from experiencing catastrophic problems such as busted pipes and sewage backup. Unfortunately, many homeowners fail to give their system the attention it deserves. This oversight isn’t usually intentional. It’s just that people are busy, and they expect their drains, water pipes, and septic system to work without fail. Here at Rooter Hero Plumbing we’ll always be there for you when an emergency strikes, but we prefer to prevent these situations when possible. Avoiding plumbing emergencies protects your home, keeps more money in your pocket, and reduces stress. Here are just a few examples of how yearly plumbing maintenance can save money and extend the life of your plumbing.
When was the last time you cleaned the drains in your home? If you’re like most people, you can’t remember the last time you scheduled this service. When sinks clog and toilets backup, this is when we get the call. Routine drain cleaning services are inexpensive, usually under $100 with coupons and special discounts, and highly effective at keeping water pipes clean. In fact, our hydro-jetting service not only removes clogs, but scours the sides of pipes leaving pipes as clean as the day they were installed. Dirty pipes can cause corrosion or place pressure on pipe joints. These circumstances can lead to leaky conditions causing water damage and added cost. Annual drain cleaning can help you avoid these problems.
A home’s water heater is one of its most expensive appliances. It is also one of the most neglected; tucked away in the corner of the basement or a utility closet, it’s easy to forget about this appliance. However, due to the daily wear and tear your water heater bears, it’s important to schedule service at least once a year. A thorough water heater inspection includes checking for leaks, flushing the tank to remove sediment, inspecting connections, and making sure the thermostat is working. Leaky and dirty water heaters do not use energy efficiently and lead to an additional cost for homeowners. Replacing a water heater can be a cost that most homeowners are not prepared for financially in an emergency. Save yourself the stress and keep your current water heater working well for as long as possible by scheduling regular maintenance.
One of the costliest plumbing repairs is the slab leak repair. A slab leak occurs when underground water pipes burst or leak slowly. This situation can happen due to age, corrosion, improper installation, and even insects or other critters nibbling on the pipes. The reason that slab leak repair is so expensive is that the damage usually isn’t detected until the problem is considerable. Early detection is the key to preventing substantial foundation damage. Homeowners that include electronic leak detection methods in their yearly maintenance plans are likelier to find small leaks sooner rather than later. When problems are found in their infancy, the repairs can usually be done with as little disturbance to the foundation as possible. Call Rooter Hero Plumbing today for more information on yearly maintenance programs!