Plumbing problems can be a serious pain, but you don’t want to risk the safety of your home by trying to fix them yourself. Not only will professional plumbers inspect all of the visible elements of your plumbing system, but they’ll also look for any potential problems in your floors, walls and underground that have the potential to cause damage later on.
By the time a pipe bursts, it’s often too late. Maintenance plumbing allows you to identify and locate problems before they become an emergency.
What is preventative maintenance?
Preventative plumbing maintenance is a way to keep your pipes in good condition and avoid costly repairs.
It’s essential to get routine inspections of your sewer system, water heater, drains and other parts of the house that are prone to clogs or leaks. The more regularly you carry out preventative maintenance on these items, the less likely they’ll need an emergency repair later on.
Our team will come out to your home and check your entire system, including any hidden issues that could cause significant damage if left unchecked.
Regular inspections are essential for your home
A professional plumber will be able to identify any potential issues with your pipes and advise you on the best course of action. A pro will check many elements of your system that you may not consider or not have the equipment to check.
Regular inspections can identify hidden leaks, drainage problems, and mineral or corrosive depots that constrict water flow. If left undetected for too long, expensive damage and necessary repairs might be needed.
You might not know it, but a faulty toilet can cost you up to 750 litres of water per day. That’s why we recommend regular inspection and replacement of flappers as they wear out over time. It’s also essential to look for cracks or leaks in the tank, bowl and fittings.
Traditional tank water heaters are responsible for a large amount of energy consumption in your home, so it’s vital to make sure it operates effectively and efficiently. In addition, tanks should be regularly checked for leaks and sediment build-up at least once a year. For safety, the temperature and pressure valve should also be looked at.
Time to call in the professionals
Many parts of your plumbing system need to be inspected that require specialist tools like fibre optic cameras, which can find leaks and blockages underground and in your walls. For example, tree roots can infiltrate pipes underground, which can lead to severe and expensive repair jobs if left unchecked for too long.
If you have lead pipes, it’s essential to get them replaced before they leak and contaminate the water in your home. A plumber can find them and tell you how much it will cost to replace them.
One of the most critical parts of any home’s plumbing system is the main shut-off valve. It needs to work correctly, otherwise, your entire house could have water damage from a tiny leak that goes unnoticed for too long.
Our plumbers will make sure that everything works properly and they’ll also check all other valves as well as hoses and pipes for any damage. We’ll give you an honest assessment at the most affordable rates. To book your inspection, contact Simoes Plumbing today.