Many of us lead such hectic and stressful lives, it's easy to let things slide and your plumbing is one of them. If you haven’t noticed an issue, the chances are you might not bother to carry out any maintenance or even investigate for that matter! This perhaps isn’t the approach we’d recommend. just because you haven’t clocked a visible leak - doesn’t actually mean there's not an issue. Frequent maintenance of your plumbing and heating systems can make your life a lot simpler and iron out any issues in the long run.
With this in mind, here in this blog we are going to explore the key ways to ensure that your plumbing and heating is well maintained. Let's get started!
As a general rule of thumb, it's advisable to have maintenance carried out every two years when it's a newer model of plumbing system. If you have an older property that perhaps requires a little more TLC in places, it might well be the case that an annual plumbing maintenance schedule is a more suitable option for you.
It might shock you, but if you possess a property that is located in a woodland area or a location populated with trees, this might call for you to have more frequent maintenance. Lots of tree roots are a big factor in causing cracked or damaged pipes and water main lines. Once a year is often the best if this is the case for your property.
As with lots of plumbing systems, your pipes, sink, toilets, water heater are inevitably going to experience plenty of wear and tear over extended periods of time. Having your plumbing looked at or having a plumbing professional carry out an annual maintenance can be a real factor that really helps to preserve your plumbing system.
Frequent plumbing maintenance will also help in stopping bigger problems from arising in your water from evolving. Look at it this way, repairing the main sewer line due to blockage is going to cost a fee. However, if you ignore the issue this is ultimately going to cost you more in the long run. If you end up having to pay out for a new drive or anything of this nature, it's going to cost you a lot more.
If you haven’t had regular plumbing maintenance there are a couple of signs that you might be in need of one.. These signs include:
● Drains which appear to be clogged
● Gurgling noises coming from the drain
● High water pressure or pressure that is too low
● If your water is taking a long time to become hot or doesn’t get hot
● Appliances aren’t working or move particularly slowly
Some of the common indicators that you may need emergency work include:
● Water not coming from the sinks
● A busted or leaking pipe
● A drooping or sagging ceiling
If you are adding new appliances to your kitchen, for example, a dishwasher or sink, you might want to get the support of a professional in order to install this. This is to ensure a smooth and professional installation with no major hiccups.
There are a few different elements involved in a plumbing maintenance check and there are certain things that you can expect during your annual or biannual maintenance check:
Water pressure is key to preserving your plumbing system. A higher level of pressure can result in a thermal expansion, also known as heat build-up in the pipes. This triggers this excess strain on your pipes and could cause leaking, corrosion, or damages.
Lower water pressure can result in pinhole leaks. With this in mind, keeping a look out for leaking is a key factor in ensuring you maintain your plumbing and something simple you can do yourself. As previously mentioned, tree roots could be blocking your main water line, clogged pipes, calcium build-up from hard water, or any other issues caused by your water supplier.
Kitchen maintenance needs to include checking the water shutoff valves and supply lines below the sink. Its also a wise move to have a look at the faucets and ensure they’re working well. You can then check to see if moisture is building up inside or underneath the appliance.
Taking care of your bathroom is just as important as the other areas of your house and lots of the main plumbing appliances that require maintenance and work just like any other area of the house. A professional and qualified plumber will be able to check on your bathroom’s plumbing system, this includes your toilets, sinks, as well as the bath and shower.
They should also be able to inform you if your toilet wastes water running constantly or minor leaks. A toilet that leaks water wastes up to 30 gallons of water every day.
With regard to water heaters, they need to be flushed and drained yearly. Certain plumbing maintenance agreements are factored in this as part of their service. Draining and flushing is highly useful in helping remove sediment that has built up and it causes corrosion and uneven heating inside of the appliance. Maintenance is key and making sure that you have a professional on-hand who is up to date on these regulations will be able to make all of the necessary fixes.
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Here at Gastech, we pride ourselves on being one of the most reliable heating and plumbing companies in South Wales. Established since 1986, we have decades of experience and expertise behind us. We are very happy to say that we are a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer and Which? Trusted Trader. What this means for you is that we have been recognised as a reputable and trusted company and can assure you that the work we carry out is of a high standard.
When you use Gastech, we make sure that you get a fully insured and professional service. Our team is highly experienced, proactive and efficient in the work that they carry out, leaving your property in top condition. To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today, we’d be delighted to help with any enquiries you may have. We’d be delighted to help.