Why is annual maintenance on faucets and fixtures important? Just like anything else, they work their best when they receive regular maintenance, even when if is just in a preventative sense.
Without annual maintenance, faucets and fixtures eventually begin to lose their integrity and when they do, they can end up costing a great deal of money. Imagine having a faucet that develops a significant leak.
This can cause a lot of water damage, not to mention making your Columbia home water bill cost more. The problem gets even worse if it is in a secluded part of the house that you are only in occasionally or if it happens while you are away.
In this case, the leaking can go on unchecked for the duration of time that you are not in the home and a lot of water damage can occur as a direct result of it.
Keep Faucets Running Properly
Faucets have a tendency to get impurities in them which makes them fail to function as well as they should. In fact, these impurities can become so significant that the faucet is scarcely able to develop a trickle, much less a constant stream of water when turned on.
This makes everything work harder and it can cause a number of additional problems. In some extreme cases, it can even cause leaks to develop in other parts of the faucet as the pressure builds up when the faucet is turned on all the way.
This happens because the water is not able to run out of the spigot where it should be running out. Regular maintenance can prevent this from happening, thereby eliminating this problem.
Have All Fixtures Checked
By the same token, faucets sometimes developed leaks around the controls for the hot and cold water. At other times, these controls become loose and must be tightened.
There are times when the entire assembly becomes loose and must be replaced. While regular maintenance is being conducted on the faucets and fixtures, it should also be conducted on the pipes leading from the water supply to the faucet in order to ensure that everything is tight and in good condition.
This is a good time to look for leaks and correct any problems that are noticed before they become even bigger.
Summary of the End Result
It is easy to see that regular maintenance needs to occur on faucets and fixtures. At the very least, it should happen on an annual basis and it should always be done by a professional plumbing company.
In cases of extreme use or certain weather extremes, the maintenance should be done even more regularly in your Columbia home. Of course, a plumber should be called any time that a problem is suspected even if regular maintenance has already been performed.
If you haven’t had your Columbia, SC plumbing system checked out, there’s no better time than now to call Plumbing Solutions, LLC at (803) 513-5749!