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How Often Should My Plumbing Have Maintenance?

August 5, 2016

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Your home’s plumbing is a lot like your cars tires, you don’t really think to get work on them until there is a problem. Unlike tires though, routine maintenance on your plumbing is very important and can help to prevent major issues that can damage your home and wind up costing you a lot of money. Your plumbing system is like any other home appliance, it suffers wear and tear over time, and needs regular maintenance.

Why Should I Schedule Maintenance and How Often?

It is recommended to schedule your plumbings maintenance annually. A plumbing check will do more than assess your pipes for leaks and corrosion, it should also include major appliances you use daily which may be effected by your plumbing over the year. An example is your homes water heater, this is part of routine plumbing maintenance.

Regular maintenance will catch small issues before they become bigger ones, which is the best reason to get that once a year physical for your homes plumbing.

What Should I Expect?

Qualified plumbers will most often check the following items as parts of an annual inspection:

  • Water Heater
  • Shut Off Valves
  • Commodes
  • Supply line
  • Drains
  • Major appliances that use water
  • Sump Pump
  • Pipes

After your inspection your plumber should provide you a list of what was checked and any recommended services or repairs or advice on what to do in the future until your next scheduled maintenance. If you would like to schedule a plumbing check up contact us at 410-781-6797 or visit us online.


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