Many homeowners do not know how to properly maintain their plumbing systems. Some are not aware of the importance of proper plumbing maintenance. Despite the availability of a Wilmington plumber, every homeowner should still understand the value of plumbing maintenance. The great thing about this is that you do not even have to spend a lot of money on plumbing maintenance. There are, however, some things that you and the rest of the family should and should not do in order to properly take care of your plumbing system.
What happens when you neglect plumbing maintenance?
According to an emergency plumber, neglecting proper plumbing maintenance cost you money not only in the required repairs and fixes but also in the form of increased insurance costs and reduced home value. Keep in mind that most insurance does not cover damage costs from flood and damage from misuse and lack of maintenance. The type of repairs that most insurance covers include sudden accidents relating to or caused by plumbing problems. If your plumbing system fails because you were not able to properly maintain it, your insurance will not pay for the repair costs.
Any type of plumbing damage or problem significantly reduces the value of a home. Thus, if you are thinking about applying for a new mortgage, you should have proof that the plumbing problems have been repaired and resolved to get the approval. But do not expect the same value as before because even if the damage has been repaired, it is still a red flag for mortgage lenders and homebuyers.
Basic plumbing maintenance tips
If you do not know where or how to start, below are some basic plumbing maintenance tips from an MBHS Plumbing emergency plumber.
- Check your water bill for any unusual increases in consumption. If your monthly water bill fluctuates but you have not undergone any major plumbing renovations or there have been no changes in your water consumption, it may mean that you have a problem somewhere in your plumbing system. Most often, these increases are caused by leak problems.
- If you have a water pressure gauge, you can use it to check whether you have the right water pressure, which should be between 60 and 80 pounds per square inch. To do this, you need to attach the gauge to one of your outdoor faucets. Turn the faucet on full and let the gauge determine the water pressure.
- Have a plumber conduct annual inspections of your pipes and fittings. This will help you determine any problems to your plumbing system earlier and before they can develop into bigger and major problems.
Plumbing nightmares can be avoided altogether with the right maintenance procedures. DIY plumbing maintenance can reduce the amount of problems you might have. However, if you want to feel more secure about the quality of your plumbing, it is best to call a plumber and have your plumbing system professionally maintained.
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