Most people don’t spend much time thinking about their plumbing, as long as it’s working. Nothing makes you appreciate your plumbing more, though, than a plumbing emergency! Avoiding emergencies is just one of the ways how regular plumbing maintenance saves you money.
1. Extend the life cycle of your pipes and fixtures
The main money saver you’ll get from regular plumbing maintenance is extending the lifecycle of your plumbing system. Not only does maintenance prevent leaks and corrosion, it means your plumbing isn’t as prone to failure. Your hot water system should also be inspected regularly to detect leaks and malfunctions early and also to ensure that it is working efficiently and being cost effective.
2. Reduce your water bill
Keeping your appliances and fixtures in shape can also help cut down your cost of living! Besides, it reduces water waste. If your water or power bill is unusually high, a professional plumber can help identify the culprit. A leaking tap or toilet can add a significant amount to your water costs over time. On the other hand, a simple upgrade in fixtures, such as showerheads or taps, can also save you a significant amount of money!
3. Fix issues before they get more complicated
Many people only call the plumber when an emergency is already unfolding. Unfortunately, that’s when you tend to get hit with a big plumbing bill. A roof leak, for example, only gets worse if it’s not spotted early – possibly leading to an expensive roof replacement due to corroded pipes.
4. Health and safety
If you’re a business owner, your and your team’s health are priceless! Same goes for your family at home. Regular plumbing maintenance helps keep both property and people safe. It’s always better to identify hazards before they result in an accident.
5. Avoid water damage
Your home is your most important asset. Unfortunately, once you can spot a leak, the damage has often already been done. Maintenance plumbing helps protect your home from structural damage caused by plumbing issues. Your plumber can inspect the roofing, guttering, sewers and stormwater systems.
What you can do to maintain your plumbing in shape
- Keep oil and grease out of the sink
- Don’t flush cotton buds, diapers, sanitary products or face wipes
- Use strainers on drains and clear them regularly
- Fix small issues such as leaking taps and pipes quickly
- Get a professional plumber to perform maintenance once a year
Prevention is always better than cure, and cheaper too! The cost of plumbing maintenance is far less than the cost of an extensive plumbing emergency that could be lurking around the corner. Ideally, you should book in a maintenance plumbing service once a year. Get that peace of mind by booking in plumbing maintenance by Botanical Plumbing today.