Repairing your plumbing system is often in major expense, and because the system is such an important element of your home, it is essential to keep it running smoothly. Routine maintenance often eliminates the need for expensive repairs. You can do several things to keep your plumbing system in good condition, and knowing when to call a professional for assistance is important for extending the lifetime of your system.

Types of Plumbing Maintenance

Much of your plumbing system is hidden within the walls of your home, so if you don’t take preventative action, you may not notice there is a problem with your system until your home is flooded and you need major repairs. If you take action and use preventive plumbing maintenance, you can often avoid expensive repairs. Maintenance can help you avoid common problems like:

  • Plumbing leaks:  Leaky pipes can cause a musty odor in your home and make your water bill skyrocket. You can avoid most leaks by periodically examining your pipes and replacing weak joints before they start leaking.
  • Drain clogs: A buildup of debris and hair can cause sink and bathtub drains to clog and drain slowly. Cleaning your drains on a regular basis as part of your usual cleaning routine can help avoid clogged drains and keep your plumbing system running smoothly.
  • Sewer pipe damage:  Sewer pipes carry waste away from your home to your septic tank, so when they malfunction, you could end up with sewage in your front yard. You cannot always maintain your sewage pipes because they are hidden within the walls of your home and underneath the house, but you can pay attention to strange odors in your house. You can also listen for leaking and dripping pipes within your walls because you must call a professional immediately if you suspect a problem with your sewage pipes.
  • Expensive plumbing repairs:  Minor problems with your plumbing system can quickly spiral out of control. By checking various components of your system regularly, you can identify small issues before they become major. This habit allows you to make small repairs to keep your plumbing system functioning properly without the need for major intervention.

Benefits of Plumbing Maintenance

The primary benefit of regular plumbing maintenance is that it keeps your system operating smoothly. Maintaining components can extend their longevity and reduce the frequency of necessary repairs. You can perform many types of plumbing maintenance yourself, and when you need more extensive help, call in a professional for help.

Another benefit of maintaining your plumbing system is that it allows you to identify small problems before they become major. If you know when to call a professional for help, you can reduce the risk of incurring major plumbing expenses by needing extensive repairs.

Some companies offer plumbing maintenance services on a set schedule, but because we know that you are capable of completing many of these tasks yourself, CJ Brubacher does not offer routine plumbing maintenance. Instead, we have an informative blog with monthly posts on signs of plumbing malfunctions. We educate you on how to know when it’s time to take action and call a professional for help so you can avoid spending money unnecessarily. Reading our posts helps you understand plumbing maintenance and tips for keeping pipes, faucets, toilets and showers in good working condition.

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Regular maintenance is essential for keeping your plumbing system operating smoothly, and when you suspect there is a problem, CJ Brubacher is here to help. Contact us today to discuss plumbing and maintenance and see how we can help you keep your plumbing system operating smoothly.