You probably take your vehicle in for maintenance at least a couple times a year, so you already recognize the value of keeping things in good repair through preventative services. The same holds true for the plumbing and water-based appliances in your home. With a few preventative maintenance services offered by your residential plumber, you could avoid many costly repairs. Here are a few that your residential plumber can do as part of an annual service plan or as an on-call basis:
- Plumbing Inspection – It is easy for small problems to be overlooked, but with a regular inspection, your residential plumber can spot them before they escalate into a more costly issue. Various components are inspected, including fixtures, toilets, sinks, emergency shut-off valves, washing machine and ice maker hoses, drains, supply lines and filtration systems.
- Water Heater – Depending on the type of water heater you have, it needs certain services on a regular basis to prolong its life and keep it operating efficiently and safely. Traditional water heaters need to have any sediment flushed and have worn anode rods replaced. The pressure relief valve should also be checked. A tankless water heater should be flushed and the filters checked to reduce lime and scale buildup that can shorten its life.
- Garbage Disposal – For the most part, you can keep up with regular garbage disposal maintenance because typically all that is needed is an occasional cleaning. However, it is important to have it checked out from time to time to be sure it is properly processing the debris, as it could be sending drain-blocking and septic system-damaging debris down the line if it isn’t.
If you would like to know more about ways a residential plumber can take care of preventative maintenance at your home, give us a call at Ben Franklin Plumbing – Mooresville. We can help keep your home’s plumbing system in top condition and meet any other plumbing needs you may have. We offer 24-hour emergency service when needed. We guarantee you will be completely satisfied with our plumbers and service. Don’t let the domino effect take something small and make it big when we’re here to stop the problems early.