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Why You Should Give a Crap About Your Plumbing System

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Sep 4, 2018 1:26:00 PM

Leaking PipesThe plumbing system in your home gets used constantly. Every time you take a shower, wash your hands, do the laundry, run your dish washer, go to the bathroom, water the garden...  Well, you get the idea.

While you may not think about where the water comes from and how it gets to its final destination, the process is more complicated than you might think, and it's important to make sure your plumbing system stays healthy.

If your plumbing system breaks down, you will quickly find yourself wanting to pull your hair out in frustration.

Day to day activities aren't the only reason you should care about the health of your plumbing system. Let's take a closer look at why your plumbing system is so important, and why you should give more thought to its health and longevity.

Reduced Water Bills

A well maintained plumbing system is vital to decreasing the monthly cost of your water bill. Sometimes leaks can spring up in your plumbing system that are difficult to detect and can go unnoticed for long periods of time.

While a small drip may not seem like a big deal, over time, the cost of the wasted water can really add up. Many times home owners that don't pay attention to their plumbing can spend a lot more than they should on their water bill.

According to the EPA, depending on where a plumbing leak is, you could be wasting hundreds or even thousands of gallons per day. Having a plumbing system inspection performed can go a long way in catching and preventing leaks before they can add up and cost you thousands of dollars.

Improve Reliability

One of the most common plumbing issues home owners run into are clogged drains. Clogged drains are extremely frustrating because they keep you from being able to run water down them or use your garbage disposal without the water or waste coming right back up.

Clogged drains can also smell incredibly bad.

Drains rarely clog overnight. It is much more likely that over time minerals and other waste has built up inside the drain. Occasionally having your drains checked for build up can help you avoid major blockages and odor problems in your home. 

Avoid Major Disasters

The last but probably most important reason, is avoiding major plumbing disasters. By keeping your plumbing system top of mind and regularly cared for, you'll stop big problems before they ever happen. Whether it's an undetectable leak that is about to cause a major pipe burst, roots that are encroaching on your main water line, a water heater that is in need of repair before it breaks down completely, or any other plumbing problem, caring for your plumbing system and having a professional inspect it at least annually can prevent you from dealing with major disasters that can be thousands of dollars to fix. It's much better to perform preventative maintenance now than to deal with a giant problem later.

Your plumbing system is responsible for so many of the day to day activities you do. Make sure your plumbing is in tip-top shape so you can reduce your water bills. improve its reliability, and avoid major disasters!

If you're dealing with any plumbing problems or just want to schedule some preventative maintenance, Ken's Plumbing can help! We have certified and professionally trained plumbers ready to help you out 24/7! Just give us a call or schedule service online today!

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Topics: Plumbing, Drains & Sewers, Hiring a Plumber