by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on November 7, 2014

Saving Money With Preventive Plumbing Maintenance

 
When it comes to preventative maintenance and your plumbing, the simple fact of the matter is you pay a little now and avoid paying a lot later. The yearly maintenance contract is only a fraction of the cost that a potential plumbing emergency will cost you.

In many cases, if you are not home during the problem, your belongings could be significantly damaged or destroyed from raw sewage and water damage.

The Backed Up Toilets

When the toilets are flushed, everything in those pipes should easily flow down and out of the house effectively. The problems begin when damage to the pipe that can not be seen causes the flow to stop, eventually backing up into the home. Imagine this happening while you are away for a vacation, coming home to several feet of raw sewage in the home.

One of the reasons you must hire a local plumbing professional for a preventative maintenance plan is to allow them to inspect the inside of those lines throughout the year. New technology allows the plumbing technician to see inside the pipes quite easily. They can look for root damage, cracks, and even test the pressure of all the surrounding pipes. By finding these issues early enough, inexpensive repairs can be made before an emergency can occur.

Clearing the Kitchen Drain
The drain in the kitchen does more than allow water from the sink to pass through. Here is where the majority of food particles are going to find their way into the plumbing system. Food from dishes will sneak into the drain, as well as food particles that are not properly chopped up during the time inside the garbage disposal. Every time food travels down the drain and into the plumbing, it can lead to a clog that gets thicker and stronger every day.

Eventually that clog will not respond to liquid drain cleaners, and can cause the interior surface of the pipes to break down. Your plumbing professional will remove the debris and clean the surfaces of the pipes, saving you from costly emergency calls when the water can no longer flow freely.

Your local plumbing professional works around these plumbing issues several times a day. They can spot these troubles long before they will become a serious problem in your home. Paying to have them inside your home a few times a year will save you money in the long run.

Looking to save money in the long run? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating today at (604) 734-0890 for plumbing maintenance services in the Vancouver area.

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