Have you had your plumbing checked lately? We’re not talking about the just looking at your faucets to make sure they don’t drip. We’re talking having an inspection that involves getting your drains and pipes checked out to make sure they aren’t full of gunk that could lead to future plumbing issues. Even if you haven’t had many problems with your drains staying clear thus far, you should consider getting a plumbing inspection sometime soon.
An Inspection Can Show Potential Problems
All of the things that could be lurking in your pipes, just waiting for you or someone else in your home to toss the wrong substance or item down. Once that occurs, you’ll be faced with several possible outcomes; none of which you’ll enjoy. If you don’t want to end up with a water damage problem any time soon, you should find out what’s inside of your drains. It may be time to get them cleaned.
Summer Plumbing Issues Spike During the Summer
While you’re in the process of contemplating your current plumbing situation, you should also consider the fact that it’s summer. Your kids are out of school and are using the water in your home more. If you have young children, the chances of you encounter plumbing issues is much higher than if they are older. Young kids tend to find the toilet and sink fascinating. They love to experiment and see what happens when they toss things down into them that they shouldn’t. While this can create a great learning experience for your children, it can prove to be an expensive, frustrating and major repair issue for you.
Prevention Can Help You Win
Stay on guard against potential plumbing issues. Instead of taking the lax and wait and see approach, you should take a preventative one. If you can’t seem to keep your kids out of the toilets, put locks on them. Locks may seem like a hassle when you have to rush to the bathroom to relieve yourself. But imagine how less of a convenience it would be if you had to rush to the bathroom for other reasons, such as an overflowing toilet.
Install drain guards in the sinks and bath. Don’t wait until your kids, rings and other valuables and important items end up in in a water grave where you can’t find them. Place the guards/strainers now, so you don’t have to worry about any unexpected and unwanted plumbing issues later.
Don’t Overlook Your Outdoor Plumbing
Don’t forget that the water works on the outside of your home can affect it. Your sprinkler system and water spigots are all connected to your plumbing system. If your irrigation fixtures and system are not in good working order, then you could have high water bills until the problems are resolved. One surefire way to keep yourself from having to spend major money on repairs is to have your plumber inspect them. There are also maintenance tasks you can do in between seasons to keep them from causing severe damage to your home’s foundation and internal structures.
Although you are just now becoming more invested in your home’s condition and systems, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do things to improve its value. Take pride in your home. No matter how big or small it is or how long you’ve owned it, don’t forget to keep up with its repair and maintenance needs. If you find that your property values are not rising as much as you’d like, do something about it. Keep in mind that every aspect of your property is what ultimately determines your home’s value. Don’t just focus on cosmetic issues.
Make sure your plumbing system is intact and fully operational with periodic inspections, repairs and maintenance visits. For more expert plumbing advice or assistance with a plumbing problem or concern, contact Steve Mull Plumbing at 615.965.8902.