“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ben Franklin said that and he was right. Ben was always right! Investing just a little bit of money in making sure your home’s plumbing system is kept up-to-date and in top working order, will save you money in the long run. When old pipes become corroded and burst, that’s a problem that is both expensive to fix and a tremendous inconvenience that could have been avoided with just a little
preventive plumbing maintenance.
Who Should You Call?
To prevent such catastrophes from occurring, it is important to have your plumbing system inspected by a licensed plumber. This is a good way to detect small leaks that may be forming and that will eventually develop into much bigger leaks. Worn or decaying pipes will also be checked out and faulty sections will be replaced. A plumber will also check your home’s water heater and make sure it is functioning properly which can save you money on heating costs.
Having your drains cleaned periodically is a good way to stay one step ahead of a potential clog. A plumber can use a snake to root out potential clogs before they cause blockage. This will prevent the need for chemical drain cleaners which can cause damage to the pipes.
Plumbing technology may not be advancing at the same rate as something like telecommunications, for example. This doesn’t mean that better designed products don’t come on the market from time to time. Having your plumbing system upgraded can go a long way in ensuring a problem-free future. Something as simple and inexpensive as replacing the rubber hoses on your washing machine unit with a higher quality, braided metal hose will drastically reduce, if not entirely eliminate, the chances of hoses bursting and flooding your home.
Another good way to save money on plumbing is to have your plumber replace outdated parts like shower heads. Updating just one shower head in your home can save up to seven gallons of water for every minute the water is on. That really adds up on the water bill over the course of time. A leaky faucet is also a culprit in wasted water and money. Toilets are the same, a leaky toilet is no good on your budget. A plumber may be able to recommend a more efficient model to further save you money.
Having a plumbing service conduct preventive maintenance by inspecting, repairing and replacing your plumbing system where needed, is smart and cost effective. Ben Franklin knew the value of prevention and so should you.
Looking to save money in the long run? Call Plumbing Solutions LLC today at (803) 513-5749 for plumbing maintenance services in the Columbia area.