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Your plumbing system is an important component of your home. Your plumbing system is responsible for clean clothes, clean dishes, a clean body, clean hands, cooked food, hydration, and much more. With about a plumbing system, it would be much harder to perform everyday duties. Plumbing systems can last anywhere from 17 to 100 years on average. That is a big difference. The difference between your system lasting 17 years as opposed to 100 years is largely based on how well you maintain your plumbing systems and what your plumbing system is actually made of. Maintenance is easy. All you need to do in order to properly maintain your plumbing system is to hire a professional and experienced plumber to perform preventive maintenance on your plumbing systems at least once or twice a year.
Hiring a professional to attend to your systems on a regular basis will help ensure your drain, water supply, and other plumbing systems are working optimally and are clean. Your plumber will be able to repair any damages that may present and/or replace the component that has been damaged. If you live in the Pinehurst, NC area, contact Pride Plumbing for any and all of your plumbing assistance needs.
Water Heater Maintenance
Water heater maintenance is important due to its expected short life span of around 10 years. You may be able to keep your same water heater a little longer than that with proper Maintenance and care. If your water heater is near the end of its lifespan, you should consult with a professional plumber to help you decide whether or whether not it’s time for a full replacement.
Water Heater Maintenance Priorities
Your plumber will perform various test ad techniques to help you get the most out of your water heater. One of the tests includes checking and testing the pressure-relief valve. This valve is usually located on the top or side of the water heater. The function of this valve is to automatically open if the pressure in the tank gets too high. This is an extremely important component to your water heater. A malfunctioning pressure-relief valve can lead to catastrophic damages. Excessive pressure in the water tank can lead to a tank explosion. Your plumbing technician will ensure the pressure-relief valve is working as it should in order to prevent further damages.
Your plumber may suggest a total valve replacement. A valve replacement must be installed properly and professionally. If your pressure-relief valve has never been tested, it could be faulty or leaky, if this is the case you should replace it.
Drain Sediment Build Up
Water heaters sometimes get sediment build-up at the bottom of the tank. You’ll know the sediment is way too high if you can hear your water tank making noise. A noisy tank may indicate a large number of hardened minerals at the bottom of your tank. The sediment build-up is bad for your water tank. It can lead to tank malfunctions in the form of leaks. If your water tank begins to leak you may have to replace it prematurely. Avoid a tank leak by flushing the sediment out with the help of a professional and experienced plumber. Draining the sediment from your water tank can be dangerous due to the extremely hot water that pours out of. A preventive maintenance plan for your plumbing systems will help you ensure you never have to worry about the problematic sediment build up.
Toilets are sometimes overlooked plumbing fixtures until they cause a problem. With preventive maintenance, you can contact your professional to fix any toilet problems you may have without having to unclog or fix it yourself. Some toilet malfunctions can easily be fixed with a toilet plunger. However, when the plunger doesn’t work call your local plumbing technician. If you live in Pinehurst, NC, contact Pride Plumbing for all your plumbing service needs.
One expert tip for extending the lifespan of your plumbing systems is to refrain from using chemical drain cleaners on your toilets. Some experts disagree with this tip but pouring chemical drain cleaner down your toilet yourself can cause more problems than solutions. Chemical drain cleaners can be detrimental to your health if they get on your skin, are consumed, or inhaled. Chemical drain cleaners can also damage your plumbing fixtures if it’s an old system. It’s best to let a trained professional assess your toilet clogging situation and make recommendations on how to best fix the issue. Pride Plumbing plumbers are experienced and knowledgeable about such problems. They will be able to accurately assess the damage and system and fix it accordingly.
Toilets last anywhere between 25 and 50 years. You can extend the lifespan of your toilet with proper inspection and maintenance. Part of toilet maintenance involves the inspection of the mechanisms and functions of the appliance. The inner workings should be inspected and analyzed every 6 to 12 months to ensure your toilet is running properly. Your plumber will do this by removing the top of the toilet and running a diagnostic test to determine whether or not it is running optimally. You can perform this action as well, however it’s always good to get the opinion of a professional plumbing technician.
Clean Your Drains
Cleaning your drains will help you maintain and keep your plumbing system running as if it were brand new. Dirty drains lead to a host of unsanitary and costly problems. Cleaning your drains will help you live a healthier and more convenient life. Hiring a professional to clean your drains for you, will ensure satisfactorily cleaned drains.
Professionally cleaned drains clog less and remove all of the debris stuck in your drains. This way you can ensure your drainage system drains flawlessly and conveniently all the time. Neglected drains can lead to backups and leaks. Over the counter drain, cleaners don’t always get the work done. If you live in or around the area, you should contact Pride Plumbing to hire a professional plumber for preventive maintenance services today.