Plumbing Issues that Are Avoidable with Regular Plumbing Maintenance

The importance of organising professional plumbing maintenance on a regular basis can not be denied.  It can help you avoid plumbing issues before they arise, let alone cause serious problems. This includes clogged drains, dripping taps, running toilets, low water pressure, broken water heaters, sewage backups and more. A proactive approach can help you save a significant amount of time, money and stress in the long run. This blog post takes a closer look at the plumbing issues local plumbers can help to prevent with regular maintenance.

Clogged Drains

Drains are designed for liquids, but oftentimes other substances can get inside that build up over time and cause clogs. Hair, soap, grease, food debris and other foreign objects are notorious for creating blockages that not only interfere with draining but also pose risks to the structural integrity of the pipes. Regular maintenance can remove debris before it causes a disaster. If you notice slow draining, take it as an indicator of a clog and get it addressed sooner rather than later.

Dripping Taps

Never underestimate the costs and headaches that a dripping faucet can incur. Slow and small drips of water might not seem like a big deal, but it can end up wasting a lot of water and costing you hundreds if not thousands of dollars more on water bills in the long run. Leaking taps might be caused by worn-out washers and other components, corrosion or improper installation.

Faulty parts can be replaced quite easily and cheaply, so be sure to organise regular inspections and maintenance to get the problem diagnosed early on. Arranging residential plumbing services will help to prevent unnecessary and costly water wastage.

Running Toilet

Running toilets are hard to miss, as the sound can be heard even after flushing. However, this is a reasonably straightforward problem to diagnose and fix. Regular plumbing maintenance can be organised to inspect the components and identify the cause, ranging from refill tube problems and worn-out flapper seals or flush valves to improperly sized flapper chains and corroded toilet buttons or handles. Local plumbers can make sure the components are in the correct positions and functioning properly, helping to ensure you’re not flushing money down the toilet.

Low Pressure

Low water pressure can affect all the faucets in your home and is often a symptom of a more severe problem. The leading cause of low pressure is a build-up of calcium and sediment in the pipes that water can’t easily pass through. Other potential causes include corroded pipes, clogged drains and sewers, and cracked or blocked sewer lines. This can make it difficult if not impossible to use your plumbing fixtures, but regular maintenance can help you avoid such a situation. Whether the source of the problem is inside your home or it involves the municipality in which you live, professional plumbing solutions in Emerald and surrounding areas can address issues before they get worse.

Broken Water Heater

Hot water is a necessity, but sometimes hot water heaters malfunction. Problems with water heater systems are usually caused by heating element failures, corrosion, sediment build-up, broken electrical connections, improper installation or faulty thermostats. Having the wrong size or type of heater can also create issues. Fortunately, preventative maintenance can easily identify and fix issues before they get worse so that your water heater continues to work properly.

Other Issues

Various other issues can arise with wear and tear as time goes on, but preventative maintenance can catch them in time to prevent disasters. These additional problems can include sewage backup that can lead to bad odours and a toxic build-up of human waste, leaking hose bibs that get cracks during the colder months of the year, sump pump failures as a result of water overflow or switch malfunctions, and jammed garbage disposal systems that no longer grind down solid foods. Virtually every conceivable plumbing problem can be rectified early on with maintenance, so be sure to organise it on a regular basis to prevent stress in the long run.

Contact Our Local Plumbers to Schedule Regular Plumbing Maintenance

You can avoid many common plumbing issues by organising regular plumbing maintenance with Better Plumbing Solutions in Emerald and surrounding suburbs. Contact us to learn more about what we can do and how we can help. Alternatively, you can get a quote and book our residential plumbing services. Call our local plumbers on 0468 582 686 or enquire online today.

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