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6 Benefits of Regular Plumbing Maintenance

Plumbers rarely receive calls when a home or commercial property’s plumbing system runs well. Instead, they’re often contacted when a serious emergency may have already caused extensive damage. Some don’t realize that regular plumbing maintenance could have prevented emergency plumbing issues. 

Whether it’s a water leak, burst pipe, or clogged drain you’re dealing with, a consistent maintenance schedule can identify and resolve minor issues before they turn into major catastrophes. Here are six ways regular maintenance can be beneficial for your home or business.

1. Stop Leaks and Reduce Water Bills

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a leaky faucet with a drip rate of one per second will waste over 3,000 gallons of water in one year. To put that into perspective, that’s equivalent to the amount of water needed for 180 showers.

All that wasted water is being billed, and a leak is likely why you’ve seen an increase in the water bill. Regular plumbing maintenance and inspections can help you spot leaks, fix them, and keep your utility costs down.

2. Improve Air Quality

Did you know that the condition of your plumbing system and its pipes affect indoor air quality? Let’s say you have a cracked pipe, water pressure, or valve issue causing a leak. If left unattended, the site of the leak can become a playground for mold, mildew, and bacteria to multiply. 

This mold, mildew, and bacteria growth can cause health problems, and breathing mold will aggravate allergies, asthma, emphysema, and other respiratory issues. Mold is also unsafe for those with compromised immune systems. With regular plumbing maintenance, a plumber will search for leaks and mold, ensuring you’re not breathing in dangerous air while you’re at home.

3. Better Water Pressure

No one likes standing under a trickling showerhead, especially after a good home workout or a long day at the office. You also don’t want to be pummeled by water pellets. As a result, the right amount of water pressure is essential for your comfort. Regular plumbing maintenance will catch issues that reduce water pressure and solve them to restore the water pressure to its appropriate level.

4. Improves Water Quality

Over time pipes become rusted and corroded, not because you’ve done anything wrong, but because they simply don’t last forever. Since exposed metal parts that have rusted over can add contaminants to your water supply, your water quality could be impacted by corroded pipes. Additionally, any nearby leaks will likely be home to colonies of bacteria, which will also find their way into the water supply.

Regular maintenance will get to the source of the impurities and quash the negative effects contaminated water can have on your household or business.

5. Lengthen Your System’s Lifespan

When you don’t have regular plumbing maintenance visits, your system could break down without you knowing it. For example, if the water pressure is too high, the joints and pipes will strain to keep up and may result in a pipe burst. Leaks are also dangerous for your appliances and can cause damage as water accumulates and sits in the equipment’s base or on your home’s floors. Hiring a plumber to conduct an inspection and perform any maintenance can be a great way to stay on top of your system and keep it running at its best for a long time.

6.  Decrease Emergencies Situations

It’s fairly easy to ignore a leaky faucet or a pipe that rattles occasionally. You may view it as a minor home repair, like fixing the door hinge, and decide not to give it the attention it deserves. But, unlike the door hinge, not prioritizing a plumbing issue may lead to multiple avoidable consequences in the future.

You may not know there’s a leak behind the wall until the wall suddenly becomes wet. At that point, water damage could have eaten away at the drywall and insulation, and it could have even reached any electrical wiring in the area as well. Instead of risking a plumbing emergency, schedule annual inspections of your plumbing system to reduce the chances of an emergency happening.

Choose Boyd Plumbing for Plumbing Maintenance Services in Sacramento

If you’re looking for licensed and insured plumbers near you in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, call Boyd Plumbing for your maintenance needs. We offer free in-home plumbing inspection to ensure you aren’t spending more on the utility bill than necessary. If our inspection reveals any problems, our team can also perform any necessary plumbing maintenance services. We also offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services for times when a repair can’t wait, and we provide several plumbing coupons to keep your costs low.

Learn more about our plumbing services today. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call us at 916-710-8070.

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