Avoiding Emergencies The Case for Regular Plumbing Maintenance

By Staff Reporter - 27 Apr '19 17:07PM

A plumbing emergency is pretty much inevitable - sooner or later, there is bound to be a leak, overflow, clog, back flow, odour or flood in the house. But what you can control, by employing strategic preventive measures, is the frequency with which these mishaps occur and the scale of damage they are likely to cause. With the right plumbing service you can prepare to avoid such emergencies significantly.

As a homeowner the responsibility of maintaining your home, keeping your household possessions safe and your loved ones protected from possible contamination, lies on you. If a drain clog occurs, you must assess the common signs to know when to declare the toilet or sink out of service before the problem becomes worse. And if a plumbing emergency does occur, you have to consider setting aside your ego and getting an emergency plumber to save the day before things really get out of hand.  

Scheduling routine drain inspections is one way to avoid costly plumbing emergencies. When it comes to plumbing emergencies you can save thousands of dollars by pre-emptively resolving drain backups and cleaning issues, ensuring flood protection is enabled, faucet repairs are taken care of and water lines are thoroughly inspected.

If any one of these aspects is overlooked, you can end up with a hefty repair bill, which may even include a complete replacement of expensive bathroom or kitchen accessories. Not to mention, inadequate flood protection can result in a permanent damage of the walls and furniture that may come in contact with the flood or wastewater. 

The technology possessed by qualified plumbers entails leak detection equipment, which can thoroughly detect spots where a leak has occurred. Their overall plumbing protection systems are designed to ensure you avoid the nasty consequences of leaked wastewater. These systems ensure they function independently, so much so that even during your absence, the system can detect leakage and trigger alarms. The sensors in return signal to the radar to shut off the main water supply lines. 

The job of a plumber doesn't only ensure your plumbing emergencies are taken care of but it also prevents a large-scale outbreak of the waterborne illnesses such as cryptosporidiosis, and other microorganisms found human and animal feces that can fatally infect humans. Your drinking water is at high risk of contamination if your drains tend to overflow and expose the surroundings to dangerous bacteria and viruses. 

To be healthy, happy, and to avoid costly repair bills: this is why all homeowners should consider regular check-ups for their home plumbing systems. An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure, especially where your plumbing is concerned.

And it should be noted that, while there are many things around the house that homeowners can (and should) DIY, plumbing really isn't one of them, as it is a complex and difficult discipline, where even a small mistake can have major consequences. It is important to entrust the smooth operation of your drains and other appliances to trusted plumbers who are trained and have the expertise to limit damage and nip the problem in the bud.

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