What Does Plumbing Maintenance Involve?

When we think of the plumbing in our homes, we usually imagine durable metal pipes that rarely suffer from any serious problems. Yes, leaks will occur, but they’re rare and it only takes one call to a plumber to fix them. Sometimes clogs occur in drains, but there’s nothing much that can be done to prevent those, right?

Wrong! Your plumbing needs special care or it will develop troubles such as leaks, high water pressure, persistent clogging, and damage to appliances such as the water heater and the dishwasher. (By the way, you can take steps to help prevent clogs.) Even if you aren’t noticing any problems with your plumbing, you still need to schedule annual maintenance on it to make sure it stays in excellent shape and to catch any hidden issues that may be developing.

Call Ardon Maintenance today and talk to us about our services for plumbing maintenance in Huntsville, TX.

What to Expect During a Plumbing Maintenance Visit

  • Checking for leaks: The majority of leaks that occur in home plumbing start in places out of the sight of the homeowner. Even the smallest leaks, such as pinhole leaks, will enlarge into major problems that can eat through drywall, warp wood flooring, and encourage mold and mildew growth. The amount of water waste will also be considerable, adding to your bills. During maintenance, a plumber will search for leaking issues you may not have noticed yet and stop them.
  • Examining drainpipes for cleaning issues: It’s important to have the drains in your home cleaned regularly to prevent build-up of organic material, hair, and soap-scum that can start to close off the drains, leading to spikes in water pressure and increases in clogging and slow drainage. Maintenance will make sure your drains are in good condition and not prone to blockage.
  • Detecting pipe corrosion: Corrosion is a problem for both old steel pipes and newer copper ones. Galvanized steel pipes will corrode given enough time, and regular maintenance will pinpoint where the pipes need replacement. But copper pipes can suffer from a particular type of corrosion, pitting corrosion, that will lead to insidious pinhole leaks. Maintenance plumbers will keep a sharp look out for the development of pitting corrosion.

There is even more involved in plumbing maintenance than this; plumbers use a lengthy checklist to make sure they inspect all parts of your plumbing that could require repairs. With a trustworthy and experienced plumber handling your plumbing maintenance, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your home’s pipes and fixtures are in the best shape possible.

If you think your plumbing is in need of an inspection call Ardon Maintenance today to schedule the plumbing maintenance in Huntsville, TX your home needs.

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