To ensure that your vehicle runs efficiently all year, you bring it to a mechanic for an annual tune-up. Letting this go too long and your vehicle can experience engine failure. The same can be said about the plumbing in your home. Neglecting to have preventative maintenance performed on your plumbing and eventually something is going to break and cause you serious money to repair.
Modern Technology Makes Things Easier
In the past, when you hired your local plumbing company to inspect the system, they had to use visual techniques to diagnose problems. With today’s preventative maintenance technology, the plumbing specialist can see inside the pipes just as easy as they can the outside. Today a plumber can use a pressure testing device to locate any weak spots in the pipes. These weak spots can easily become areas of trouble and lead to a serious plumbing emergency. The plumber also has access to in-line cameras that can travel deep down into the pipes to see if any problems exist. These cameras allow the plumber to be able to maintain the health of the pipes, basically extending their life much longer into the future.
Preparing Your Drains Properly
The kitchen drains especially are subject to all types of food particles that can easily cause a clog and slow down the flow of water down the pipes. The garbage disposal is supposed to turn the food into liquid, and when it is not working properly it send larger pieces of food into the drain. Your local plumbing professional will clear the lines with organic cleaning solutions so that any contaminants virtually slide right down the drain. This will ensure that no back ups will occur in the sinks, and help to keep the integrity of the pipe. Using store bough drain cleaners will eventually wear down the strength of the pipes, causing bigger problems in the near future.
How Does Preventative Maintenance Save Money?
Regardless what the cost for a years worth of preventative maintenance, it is a fraction of what the cost to fix a plumbing emergency. One broken hot water pipe and in addition to paying for the plumbers time, you may need to replace carpet, furniture, and even sheet rock in the walls. Damage from plumbing emergencies can easily run in the thousands of dollars. Having the system inspected and treated annually will save you money every year.
Looking to save money in the long run? Call Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling today at (208) 466-9447 for plumbing maintenance services in the Boise area.