A plumbing system removes dirty wastewater and brings in clean, fresh water for drinking, cleaning, and cooking. Because we don’t see this process, it’s easy for plumbing to become “out of sight, out of mind.” However, if your plumbing is left unchecked, slow leaks, worn-out or cracked pipes, and other hidden issues will rear their ugly heads. Neglected plumbing can result in water damage to your home, health, and belongings. You can keep your home safe and functional with a regular inspection by a professional plumber in Mesa, AZ.

Avoid Costly Repairs

Having a professional perform regular plumbing maintenance will dramatically reduce your risk of costly repairs in the future. Minor issues like drain clogs, leaking faucets, and pipe leaks can be identified and addressed promptly.

Maintain Proper Water Flow and Pressure

Water pressure that is too low can impede the use of your water, while water pressure that is too high can damage your plumbing. Low water pressure can be caused by issues such as the buildup of minerals inside your pipes or showerhead. High water pressure can be caused by several factors, such as air in the pipes or a faulty water pressure regulator. Maintenance can keep fixtures and pipes clear of mineral buildup and catch issues early.

Better Health and Safety

Plumbing maintenance plays a role in the health and safety of those who live in your household. Professionals have the knowledge and equipment to detect and address water contamination, backed-up sewers, and mold growth. These conditions are potential health hazards and put you at risk for chronic illnesses. They also pose the threat of rot and structural damage to your home. You can also benefit from better indoor air quality when your plumbing is in good working order. It reduces the risk of mold spores and other contaminants circulating in your indoor air.

Extended Life of Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances

Regular plumbing maintenance will keep your system’s parts, including pipes and water heaters, in peak condition. This approach saves you money by reducing the need for replacement parts too soon. Consequently, your system will last for its expected lifespan or beyond.

A Reduced Risk of Plumbing Emergencies

It’s nearly impossible to predict a plumbing emergency. Still, with regular inspection and maintenance, you’ll reduce the risk of an emergency. This includes things like valve failures, flooding, burst pipes, and sewage backup. In addition to the increased cost of emergency service, these mishaps often cause extensive water damage to your property. If you do experience water damage from a plumbing issue, you may have fewer problems with an insurance claim if you show proof of ongoing inspections and maintenance.

Lower Water Bills

Running toilets, leaky pipes, and leaky faucets will inflate your water bill little by little with each payment cycle. You’ll be needlessly wasting water, which isn’t good for the environment. A regularly maintained plumbing system will pay off in better water efficiency and lower utility bills. You’ll also reduce your use of this precious natural resource.

Increased Property Value

When a home or commercial space has an updated or well-maintained plumbing system, it will be more likely to attract potential buyers or tenants. Most home sales come with the stipulation of a home inspection, so any issues will be uncovered. It’s best to utilize professional maintenance on an ongoing basis to eliminate any surprises. Proof of ongoing maintenance attracts buyers. They realize the property has been well maintained.

Plumbing Tips for the Homeowner

If you’re a homeowner, follow these tips to keep your plumbing in optimal shape.

Schedule a Professional Inspection

If you are buying your dream home, make sure to get an inspection by a licensed professional plumber before closing. The inspection will disclose any underlying issues with drains, fixtures, appliances, and supply lines. Problems like low water pressure in the toilet or shower or pressure that’s too high can be addressed, and you can negotiate with the seller to ensure repairs are done in a timely manner.

Check for Pipe Insulation

A professional plumber can check to make sure your home’s pipes are insulated against extreme temperature fluctuations. Otherwise, they may freeze and burst. Insulation can also help decrease bills associated with water heating.

Know Where the Main Water Valve Is

If you do have a plumbing emergency, such as a broken toilet or burst pipe, you’ll need to shut the water off immediately. Sometimes, the water shutoff is indoors in the basement or crawlspace, or it may be outdoors. Make it a point to know where it is. If you don’t know how to turn it off, our plumbers will be glad to show you during your regular inspection or maintenance visit.

Locate Individual Shutoff Valves

After you know where the main water valve is, find out where each individual shutoff is. Most appliances and toilets have dedicated valves on them or on the wall nearby. These shutoffs will allow you to turn the water off for repairs or lessen damage during a plumbing emergency.

Know the Signs of a Leak

When you know the signs of a leak, you can have problems taken care of promptly to prevent damage.

Here are the signs to watch for:

  • A sudden spike in water bills
  • Bubbling or dripping sounds
  • Pooling water
  • Mold growth underneath sinks
  • Musty odors
  • Water stains on walls and ceilings

Avoid Clogs

You can take action to avoid plumbing clogs in the first place. Avoid flushing things down the toilet besides human waste and appropriate toilet paper. Keep the inner parts of your toilet tank in good condition and replace them when they’re worn out. Never pour grease down the kitchen sink, and at least once a month, pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.

Mesh covers over your shower drains will keep out debris that causes clogs. They’ll trap soap scum, hair, dirt, and debris.

Install a Water Softener

Hard water means you have minerals such as magnesium and calcium in your water. Over time, these minerals cause a buildup of residue that can slow water flow and build pressure inside the pipes. This can result in a backflow issue. Mineral deposits also shorten the life of appliances, from your coffee maker to your washing machine. A plumbing professional can install a water softener for you if needed. You’ll also experience better lather and cleaning when doing dishes or laundry.

Consider A Whole Home Water Filter

Installing a whole home water filter at the main water supply point will greatly improve the quality of your water. These devices remove lead, chlorine, and other contaminants that are harmful when ingested. You’ll likely notice an improvement in the way your drinking water tastes and smells. Turn to us for water treatment services!

Don’t let plumbing problems get the best of you. Stay ahead of the game with regular inspections and maintenance from Delta Mechanical in the Mesa area. We also install and service tanked and tankless water heaters, replace piping, and take on new plumbing construction projects. Contact Delta Mechanical to schedule a plumbing service today.

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