The Importance of Regular Pipe Maintenance
Filed under: Pipe Maintenance
It is said that the best work goes unnoticed. When your plumbing system is functioning properly, it easily goes unnoticed. However, once we hear an unfamiliar noise or notice that flushing is not working as smoothly as usual, we know that disaster can’t be far behind. Having a professional maintain your plumbing goes a long way in regards to increasing its efficiency and lifespan. Fosh Plumbing & Heating has you covered with professional maintenance for all your plumbing needs.
Professionals have extensive knowledge about plumbing and need to be your first call when you feel something is wrong. They can maneuver around your system with ease and understand how to approach an issue in the most effective way possible. Due to their experience in the trade, professional plumbers can even bring problems to your attention that you didn’t even know about. Here are three reasons you should have a professional maintenance your plumbing system regularly:
Leaking pipes are the most common issue with plumbing, and plumbers face this challenge all the time. However, not all leaks are created equal. Depending on the size of the leak, in addition to where it is and even how long it has been there, are all factors that dictate how it is repaired. If you notice a leaky pipe, please do not attempt to patch it on your own. Not only could you do it incorrectly, but a leak could indicate a weak pipe. A weak pipe could have been subjected to too much pressure over an unknown amount of time. If there is a pipe that is that weak, it needs to be replaced, and only a certified professional can handle that.
Better Air Quality
Plumbing can even affect the air quality in your own home. If there has been a leak for an extended period of time, it has been exposed to the air. As a result, mildew and mold can begin to form around the leak. Mildew can have some harmful effects if it is breathed in. It can lead to asthma, itchy eyes, nausea, fatigue and more. At the worst, it can even lead to organ damage or cancer by inhaling mycotoxins that molds produce over time.
Lastly, regular maintenance can end up saving you hundreds of dollars in the future. It is much more cost effective to pay for maintenance and get everything checked routinely, rather than having to cover a far more extensive repair. We have established that a faulty system can be quite expensive, and that is a headache you would rather not deal with.