Many have heard the phrase, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This adage holds true with respect to plumbing maintenance for the residential and consumer property owner in this country. The phrase "out of sight, out of mind" does not bode well in the area of plumbing fixtures and mechanisms where undetected water leaks eventually will lead to very costly repairs for the property owner.
As a result, many professional and licensed plumbing companies in this country offer the property owner maintenance packages for his or her property on a quarterly, sic (6) month or annual basis for a fixed fee to accommodate the consumer's budget and needs.
Hidden Plumbing Problems
Over time, plumbing on one's home or business can develop hidden problems particularly if the structure's water pipes are galvanized. With galvanized pipes, rust deposits from the metal's degradation can build up leading to restricted water flow and even worse, leaks that are not readily found leading to structural damage and costly repairs.
Rusty pipes can also clog filters or valves in water faucets, shower heads or toilets reducing water flow and allowing dripping faucets where water is wasted.
With modern copper piping there is the potential that the "sweated" joints may fail causing water intrusion into the structure.
Plumbing Maintenance Packages
The conscientious property owner should contact several local plumbing companies in the locality where the property is located to discuss what "maintenance packages" are offered, their scope, and cost for an understanding as to what would be provided. Online research with a subsequent request for the names, addresses and telephone numbers of past or current plumbing clients to be contacted by the prospective property client seeking the services of a plumbing maintenance company should be requested and freely given by the company's representative under consideration for retention.
A typical plumbing maintenance package provides for a plumber to come out to the contracted property at least once every six (6) months with a "line camera" to be run through the structures pipes where a video is fed onto a lap top computer, reviewed and saved for the property owner to ascertain whether or not there are unknown problems with the structure's water lines.
At the scheduled maintenance inspection the plumber can check the valves and flows of the faucets, toilets, showers and bath tubs to ascertain water flow and also to conduct a pressure test on the water system to ascertain if there are any undetected leaks.
By having a preventative plumbing maintenance program in effect, the property owner is in a better position to prevent water problems arising and to prevent costly water intrusion repairs.
Looking to save money in the long run? Call Mark Johnson Plumbing today at (318) 257-6167 for plumbing maintenance services in the Ruston area.