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Why Pipe Maintenance Is An Important Plumbing Service

Pipe Maintenance
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Plumbing services aren’t only about the plumbing you can see like your kitchen taps or your toilets and showers. These services can extend to the things you can’t see but definitely need to keep maintained such as your plumbing pipes. Without regular preventative pipe maintenance you may unfortunately learn to never take your indoor plumbing system for granted.

The Importance of Regular Plumbing Pipe Maintenance

Water sanitation plays a big role in your general health and well-being. You use your faucet water for a variety of things such as cooking, cleaning and to shower with. If the water that enters your home through your plumbing pipes is contaminated in any way, you will be putting your health and the health of your family on the line. Regular maintenance will ensure that any potential issues are spotted long before they can become a problem.

Plumbing issues that you need to have inspected on a semi regular bases include:

  • Cross Contamination

    You need to ensure that no cross contamination has occurred between your sewage/waste water and the water that flows into your faucets. If there is any issue with the connection between your household line and your sewer line there will be cross contamination which can cause serious health problems.

  • Leaks

    You may brush off a small leak as not a big issue, but if not taken care of it may soon become a larger problem. Your plumbing pipes are all hidden behind walls, under floors or in your attic. If you don’t detect and resolve any leakage before it’s too late, you will have to deal with water damage to your home.

  • Mold

    One of the side effects of leaks, is mold. Mold thrives in damp areas and can have a negative impact on your health. If you struggle with respiratory problems, mold spores will worsen your symptoms.

  • Pipe Material

    It may seem strange to consider the materials used, but some homes are more likely to have lead pipes and fixtures. These are no longer produced as exposure to lead can be fatal. Older homes are more likely to be fitted with lead pipes, so having a plumbing inspection done is a great idea. Your plumber will ensure that the lead levels in your drinking water are low to non-existent.

By taking care of the plumbing system in your home, you will likely have less costly plumbing repairs to fix broken pipes or blockages. You are also lowering the risk of your home suffering from water damage and mold. Regular maintenance also ensures that your drains are clear of any debris which can cause blockages and potential flooding. Remember, checking your pipes and ensuring that everything is up to standard is a task best left to licensed professionals. Don’t take unnecessary risks by attempting to DIY any plumbing task.

Your plumbing pipes are an integral part of your home. Without them, you wouldn’t have indoor plumbing. It’s important that you have a professional plumber take a look at your household system at least once a year. The friendly and reliable team at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric has you covered. With a reputation for reliable service in the South Florida area since 1983, you can trust Art to fix it! We’ll take care of your plumbing, so you don’t have to!

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