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Why Annual Plumbing Maintenance Is Important

Odds are, you schedule your heating and cooling system for maintenance, as well as your car and other household appliances. So why wouldn’t you also schedule maintenance for your home’s plumbing system? A professional maintenance appointment for your plumbing system isn’t a quick visual review of the outside of your plumbing; it is a full inspection of your entire system, including all fixtures, to ensure your system is optimal shape. Some of the items checked are:

  • All bathroom fixtures, including sinks, tubs and showers – your plumbing professional will check for leaks, drainage issues, cracks, corrosion and any mineral build-up.
  • All toilets – toilets can waste a great deal of water, especially when fittings are loose. During a maintenance appointment, all of your toilets will be checked for cracks, loose fittings and any other issues. If there are loose parts, adjustments will be made during the appointment.
  • Your water heater – water heaters can suffer from sediment build-up, scale and functional problems. Your plumber can get you ahead of these problems during an annual maintenance appointment by thoroughly inspecting your water heater and making adjustments as needed.
  • Check of main water and sewer lines – while your whole plumbing system is important, it can’t function without the two main lines working: the water line and the sewer/septic line. As such, your licensed plumber will thoroughly inspect these lines, checking for good performance, signs of clogging or corrosion, tree root infiltration, excess sludge, etc.

What Are the Benefits?

So what do you stand to gain from all of this? First, a plumbing maintenance appointment helps you get ahead of potential repairs. Second, plumbing maintenance helps keep your plumbing system in good working order. Third, maintenance can extend the life of your plumbing system because it keeps the system working optimally.

Annual plumbing maintenance should only be performed by experts, like the ones at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling. If it’s been more than 12 months since your last plumbing maintenance appointment in Newtown, PA, call us today!

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