For a long time, medicine in the West focused on curative medicine. In other words, focusing on finding cures for all sorts of diseases and conditions. Recently, however, people have focused on preventative medicine – ways to prevent these things from happening in the first place. Did you know that you can do the same for your home plumbing?
Just like with medicine, waiting for a plumbing disaster to happen in your home can be quite costly. Repairing water damage, remediating siding, renewing appliances, etc. Few can afford that! So, with all that in mind, today we’re going to talk about the importance of preventative plumbing maintenance for your home.
Preventative Plumbing Maintenance Cost
First, the bottom line for most people is cost. How much will a plumbing repair cost? Well, if you take maintenance seriously, that’s not a question you’ll have to worry about. After all, the cost of routine maintenance will always be significantly cheaper than a full repair. Consider some of these examples:
Broken Water Heater
Repair: $1,000 – $3,600
Maintenance: $100 – $350
Repair: $350 – $900
Repair: $2,000 – $12,000
Maintenance: $100 – $300
Low Water Pressure
Repair: $1,700 – $3,200
Maintenance: $150 – $250
As you can see, repairs can cost over 10x as much as simple routine maintenance! Therefore, when it comes to the bottom line, nothing makes more sense than scheduling regular maintenance.
Preventative Plumbing Maintenance Benefits
Second, saving money isn’t the only benefit to routine maintenance. Other benefits include:
- Prevent damage to your home from plumbing problems
- Save time
- Protect your home from major failures, like a burst pipe
- Catch small problems early
- Peace of mind
Preventative Plumbing Maintenance Appliances
Third, while we’re on the subject, people often forget what appliances may need maintenance. That’s because you know everything is right with the plumbing in your home when you don’t have to talk about it or think about it. Out of sight, out of mind. If you’re worrying about your home’s plumbing, there’s a problem. So, some things that may require plumbing maintenance include:
- Bathroom and kitchen sinks
- Washing machine
- Water heater
- Irrigation system
- Sewer system
With regular upkeep, these things will always be out of sight and out of mind.
Call Tri-County Water Services!
Our preventative plumbing maintenance program is simple. We inspect your system thoroughly, diagnose the specific aspects of maintenance needed, and customize an action plan to keep your plumbing running smoothly. At Tri-County Water Services, we have over 20 years of experience with plumbing, septic, sewer, water treatment and electrical maintenance—contact us today!