Most people don’t think about their plumbing until it’s too late. You should think about your home the same way you think about your body. For example, every six months you go to the dentist to have your teeth checked and cleaned in order to maintain them healthy and take care of yourself before you have to spend hundreds to fix something that is broken. This is how you should think about the plumbing in your home. Plumbing checkups are extremely useful and can catch small problems before they turn into big, expensive ones. Small inexpensive repairs can save you and your family a lot of hassle and money.
Plumbing checkups are important to avoid large scale disasters such as hose leaks, or even burst pipes. These are the kind of problems that can cause damage to the rest of the home, starting with your carpets and furniture. Then there’s the issue of insurance claims and home visits to have the claim approved (or denied, depending on the cause of damage). All of this is extremely time consuming and stressful, especially when you know it could have been avoided with an inexpensive plumbing checkup once a year.
Did you know that having a regular checkup could even lower your water and electricity bills? By ensuring your plumbing is functioning correctly you can avoid things like dripping faucets which will result in saving money.
When your plumber arrives to carry out the checkup, they will have a list of all mechanisms and components that need to be checked. This includes: pipes and components, plumbing fixtures, septic tank, hot water tank, water pump, drain lines, water meter, gas line, septic system, drain field, and possibly others.
If you have your recommended yearly plumbing checkup done, small repairs won’t cost you a fortune either. Once you have a plumbing emergency, we all know that a plumber can then charge anything they like because this NEEDS to be fixed NOW and you can’t say no over a few extra pennies; you just have to fix the problem at any cost.
Remember that prevention is better (and more cost effective) than any cure. Have you called your plumber in the past year?