You usually don’t need to call a plumber unless there is some sort of emergency going on. However, there are a number of times when major issues could have been spotted earlier or prevented had a plumber performed an inspection or even other forms of maintenance. No matter how old your home is, there are different services you need to be aware of that can help in case of emergency or just for the upkeep of your home’s infrastructure.
Taking Care Of Your Water Heater
The water heater is a component of your home that you don’t really pay attention to or notice until you wake up one winter morning to find that you have no hot water. It’s actually one of the most used appliances in your home, even if it’s done so passively. For water related functions that don’t require heat (like flushing the toilet), the water heater still plays an important role. Over time, it can become worn down due to frequent use, which is why you want to try and have some form of regular inspection, even annually. A professional plumber can inspect various pressure levels, along with smaller components on the water heater to make sure that nothing is showing signs of damage. If they find that the heater is damaged beyond repair, they can work with you to find and install a replacement as well.
Garbage Disposal Repair
In terms of keeping your kitchen tidy, garbage disposals can come in handy quite often. While there are certain food related objects that just can’t be put down the disposal (including any bones, plastic or metal utensils, or large seeds from peaches), it will usually do a good job of grinding up any excess food that you don’t want to throw in the trash. If you flip the garbage disposal switch and notice it’s simply not functioning at all, your first instinct might be to find out why on your own. This can prove to be highly dangerous though, and is not recommended. There could be an issue with electrical wiring, something stuck in the unit, or it may have just broken down. Whatever the reason, any repair is best left to the professionals. When you’re dealing with something that is intertwined with both you water system and electricity, you don’t want to leave anything to chance.
Fixing Any Leaks
A home’s plumbing system is far more intricate that most people realize, and issues that may initially appear as a minor inconvenience could actually be a precursor to a much larger issue. Take leaks as an example. If you have a bathroom or kitchen faucet that is dripping on a regular basis when not in use, it’s simply annoying, and you’re first instinct might just be to replace the faucet. However, leaks like that can actually be caused for a number of reasons, including clogged drains, low water pressure, and even broken pipes. When you hire a professional plumber to perform an inspection, they won’t just fix the issue. Instead, they’ll work to find what the source of the problem is. This can help avoid a number of headaches, especially if they catch something like a broken or leaking pipe long before it becomes a far more expensive repair.