Your plumbing system moves fresh water to your faucets while removing wastewater through drain pipes. This system is often overlooked because it operates so quietly in the average household. However, plumbing issues can arise if you neglect the system’s maintenance over time. Take a look at the top reasons why you should keep up with repairs. You will have a trouble-free system as a result of your efforts.
An excellent motivator to schedule regular service calls is leak prevention. Although your pipes are secure and correctly attached, age and wear will set in. There might be a leak that’s hidden away in the ground or within a wall, yet, the majority of leaks happen under your sink or because of end of life internal toilet seals. Without regular maintenance, you’d find out about the leak when your water bill reaches a huge number. Your local plumber will find that leak with a careful evaluation during the next appointment. The water bill shouldn’t be impacted at all.
An emergency plumbing issue can cost hundreds of dollars to fix. There might be extensive damages to your home and pipes. Avoid almost every emergency by keeping up with plumbing repairs. Regular visits by the professionals will include small repairs. Finding cracks and potential problems solves your repair issues before they even begin. Plumbing emergencies can add up in price, from drywall repair to damaged flooring. If you’ve been putting off repairs in order to save money, know that this could lead to financial stress later on. It would be better to get a cash advance (a.k.a. a short-term loan) and make repairs, than to spend significant amounts replacing all the damage caused by your faulty plumbing system later on.
Frequent, plumbing appointments fit within most budgets, especially if you’re already budgeting for emergencies. You pay standard labor and parts prices. If you forgo the regular maintenance, an emergency might occur in the middle of the night or on the weekend. You’ll end up paying for expensive labor and parts at that point. Certain parts can become damaged just from sheer, water forces during an emergency. Maintenance visits will always cost less than impromptu appointments.
An aspect of maintenance calls that are typically passed over is keeping your indoor air clean. Mold and mildew will grow out of control if you have a leaky pipe. Regular visits allow the professionals to protect all of the pipes from leaks. The microbes never get the chance to replicate. Your entire household will breathe easier with fewer bacteria in the air.
Once you find a plumber who you feel comfortable with during appointments, ask about regular visits. He or she might have a contract for loyal customers too. Discounted or grandfathered rates are typically found in these contracts. Be proactive with your system care to see a positive difference in your plumbing’s operations.
I can’t tell you how many times we’ve seen this plumbing mistake made by home owners.
Toilets sit on a toilet flange, the flange is secured to the subfloor, the waxring seal goes between the toilet and the flange.
The problem when the perimeter of the toilet is sealed with caulk to the floor is, you’ll never know when the seal is worn out and in need of replacement.
When you flush the toilet and water comes out from under the toilet, the worst thing you can ever do is caulk it sealing the water in. When you do this, the water sits and soaks into floor, eventually rotting your floor away.
Another sign that you have a bad toilet seal is a water spot on your ceiling below a bathroom.
Leaking water can be very destructive, don’t ignore it or cover it up, fix it to avoid a more expensive repair down the road.