Should You Get A Plumbing System Check?

plumbing system check with plumber underneath a sink

Indoor plumbing is one of the most essential aspects of your home. The average household uses 270 gallons of water a day, which is over 100,000 gallons a year. With this much water running through your home, it’s important for your plumbing system to operate safely and efficiently. To ensure your plumbing is properly maintained, you should schedule an annual plumbing system check for your home. Regular plumbing system checks can prevent your home from a wide variety of plumbing problems.

 

Why Should You Schedule A Plumbing System Check?

 

Knowing your plumbing is functioning properly can provide a peace of mind to any homeowner. A plumbing system check will have every exposed pipe, sink, drain, and plumbing appliance inspected, helping to alleviate the stress of potential leaks and other plumbing problems. A licensed plumber will also examine your plumbing system’s operations and offer ways to increase its efficiency, which helps prevent an inflated, costly utility bill.

 

What Should You Expect From A Plumbing System Check?

 

A plumbing system check has many points of inspection and is different for every home. Advice and solutions will depend on how you and your family uses your home’s plumbing and what plumbing appliances you rely on most. Every plumbing system check, however, will cover these common plumbing areas:

 

Leaks

 

Whether it is a leaky toilet or a hole in a pipe, plumbing leaks can be incredibly costly. Not only do leaks increase your monthly water bill, but even minor leaks can cause thousands of dollars in water damage. In fact, the IBHS states that a busted pipe costs an average of $5,092 per incident after the deductible. A plumbing system check will ensure there are no leaks coming from any of your exposed pipes, sinks, faucets, drains, toilets, or other plumbing appliances. If leaks are present, your plumber will be able to address them with any necessary repairs.

 

Water Heaters

 

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, so it’s vital that it continues to work safely and proficiently. Your water heater is also one of the greatest energy consumers in your home. With its high amount of energy use, any inefficiencies can severely increase your utility bill. As your water heater ages, it naturally loses its effectiveness at heating your water. A plumbing system check will analyze ways to improve your water heater’s efficiency, so you won’t have to be concerned about costly water bills or sudden breakdowns.

 

Indoor Water Quality

 

Your water quality is unfortunately not as pure as you may think. Hard water is a severe problem in Central Kentucky, that can cause slow drains, breakdowns in plumbing appliances, and a costly monthly water bill. During a system check, your water quality will be tested to determine how severely hard water is affecting your home. If there is a major hard water problem, you can get advice on how to soften your water and help your plumbing system run at an optimal level.

 

For more information on a plumbing system check, or to schedule a system check, call the Professional Plumbers at H2O Maestro at 859-361-7925.