Plumbing Maintenance Services

Preventing the Need for Plumbing Repairs

While it can be difficult to avoid some plumbing repairs, it’s worth noting that many plumbing catastrophes can be prevented with regular maintenance from a professional plumber. Not only are repairs often unexpected expenses, but they can leave your home vulnerable to a wide range of other problems. With that in mind, the most effective way to combat plumbing issues is to perform regular maintenance on your home plumbing system.

Here are some areas where preventative maintenance can save you from a plumbing catastrophe:

  • Fix leaky faucets, toilets, and showerheads as soon as possible

    Leaky faucets and dripping taps can dramatically raise your water bill. If it is not repaired, these leaks can get worse over time, eventually resulting in significant water damage. To prevent this, be sure to fix a leaky faucet as soon as possible. It is important to check your faucets on a weekly or monthly basis to ensure they are operating efficiently. Be sure to look under your sinks for possible drips, water damage, and water stains and contact a plumber when necessary.

  • Unclog your drains

    Clogged drains result in poor water circulation through your pipes, which can lead to pressure changes. Getting a professional to unclog your drains can help restore optimal functionality in your pipes.

  • Drain your water heater once or twice per year

    Your water heater can accumulate plenty of minerals and sediments over time – just like an electric kettle. Be sure to drain it and refill it once or twice per year to ensure your water heater operates at optimal efficiency.

  • Pay attention to your water pressure

    Changes in your water pressure – whether it be from your taps, showerhead, or toilet – signify that a leak or a clog may be compromising your plumbing system. If you notice changes in your water pressure, start by turning on all of your taps at once and locating the possible issue. If you cannot find the source, our team of professional plumbers is here to help.

  • Watch what you pour down the drain

    Pouring unwanted substances down your drain or flushing them down your toilet can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Some substances are reactive and can cause significant damage when combined with other reactive material. The easiest way to prevent issues is to ensure that only water, toilet paper, and waste goes down your drains. If something does happen to clog your system, Drain King Plumbers are always here to help.

To begin preventative maintenance on your plumbing system today, call Drain King Plumbers at (416) 661-5464 or contact us here.