How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies
The plumbing system within your home is vast, with a complex network of pipes connecting to the various appliances in your home. It’s one of those systems that you depend on daily, but probably don’t give much thought to, until something goes wrong. Fortunately, you can turn to our team for 24-hour plumbing in Hillsborough, NC, when something does go wrong. But we’d like to help you avoid plumbing emergencies, if possible!
There are a number of things you can do in order to ensure that your plumbing system serves you well throughout your homeownership. Keep reading to learn more.
Have Your System Professionally Maintained
Many of the issues that could affect your plumbing system won’t even give off a warning sign early in their development. Most of the time, in fact, homeowners don’t notice that their systems are experiencing problems until they notice the damage those problems have caused.
Naturally, you want to be able to stop plumbing issues long before they reach this point, and the best way to do this is by scheduling preventive maintenance on a routine (annually) basis. This will allow our plumbing professionals to closely inspect each component of your plumbing system that may be prone to various problems.
We’ll use video pipe inspection to check the inside of your pipes, isolate any leaks or clogs, and repair your pipes before the problem gets any worse. Scheduling plumbing maintenance once a year can help you cut down on plumbing repair costs, and can effectively extend the lifespan of your plumbing system.
Stay On Top of Your Plumbing Repair Needs
Even with the most diligent maintenance, something can still go wrong with your plumbing. Maintenance helps to mitigate these problems, but it can’t prevent them 100% of the time. You’ll almost certainly have to deal with some issue at some point between maintenance sessions. There are a couple warning signs you should look for that indicate that your plumbing system is experiencing problems:
- A Drop in Water Pressure: In some cases, there might be work going on with the municipal water lines, and this might lead to a temporary drop in water pressure. However, if you’ve noticed steadily decreasing water pressure over time, it could be due to the buildup of limescale or some other type of clog, or a leak. A sudden drop in water pressure could be due to a major pipe rupture, and requires your immediate attention.
- Unnaturally High Water Bills: Be sure to watch your monthly water bills from month to month, and if it starts to climb for no apparent reason it may be that water is leaving your plumbing system from somewhere other than an appliance or faucet.
These are just a couple examples of what problems to look for with your plumbing system. If you suspect anything is amiss, it’s best to contact a professional for an inspection. Better safe than sorry!