Your plumbing will suffer wear and tear over time, the same as any appliance in your home. Although the pipes and drains of a plumbing system are designed for durability, they still must have regular care to keep them from aging too rapidly and needing numerous repairs and replacements. Qualified plumbers can help you keep your plumbing in the best shape possible through regular maintenance visits.
How often should you arrange for maintenance, however? That's a good question, and we’ll try to answer it for you. For further answers from one of the most knowledgeable plumbing teams around, call Lifeline Plumbing. Ask about how we can help you with plumbing maintenance in Elgin, IL.
The suggested frequency of plumbing maintenance
Even if you have a recently installed plumbing system with corrosion-resistant copper and PEX/CPVC piping, you should plan on scheduling maintenance once a year. One of the reasons for this is that plumbing maintenance encompasses more than checking to see if your pipes have leaks or are suffering from corrosion. Maintenance also includes the major appliances you use on a daily basis and which can undergo significant stress during a year. For example, your water heater is part of regular plumbing maintenance, and water heaters must have yearly inspections and tune-ups to make sure they work efficiently and correctly. You'll need a new water heater long before you need new pipes, and maintenance technicians will be able to identify when it's time to retire your current heater.
Another reason for having plumbing maintenance done annually is that the consequences of failures in the water line or the sewer line can be immense. These are problems you want to avoid if at all possible, since they can cause damage to your home and the repair work is often extensive. Regular maintenance will catch small problems with either the water line or the sewer line on your property before they become large problems.
At Lifeline Plumbing, we offer comprehensive plumbing maintenance service as part of our Silver Signature Maintenance Plan. During maintenance, we check your water heater, all of your faucets, the supply line, shut-off valves, toilets, drains, and appliances such as washing machines and sump pumps. We search for corrosion, leaks, and blockages at every point. At the end of the inspection, we will present you with a written list of suggestions for repairs or simply helpful advice that will help you continue to keep your home safe from water and sewer damage.
To find out the full details of our Elgin, IL plumbing maintenance program, contact us today. If you need repairs, you can reach us any time of the day or night for emergency service.