Preventive Maintenance Tips
Preventative maintenance can help reduce the need for plumbing repairs. Therefore, we recommend:
- Regular Inspections: Routine plumbing checks allow a technician to detect issues early that could otherwise worsen and lead to serious problems and costly repairs.
- Proper Disposal Practices: Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper and remember not to put hard, fibrous, or fatty/oily materials in a garbage disposal.
- Water Pressure Management: Have your water pressure checked periodically. High or low water pressure can be caused by various issues and have detrimental impacts on your plumbing system and home.
What Plumbing Repairs Are Most Common?
Clogged drains and toilets, running toilets, low water pressure, and leaky faucets/pipes are among the most common plumbing problems that repair professionals address.
How Long Do Water Pipes Last?
A pipe’s longevity depends on the material. While PVC pipe can last 25 to 50 years, copper can last 70 to 80 years and galvanized steel, brass, and cast iron can last up to 100 years.
How Do I Know I Have a Plumbing Problem?
The telltale symptoms of a plumbing problem include low water pressure, no water, discolored water, slow drainage, persistent dripping, and higher-than-normal water bills.