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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.


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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

3 Major Plumbing Hassles You Can Avoid With Yearly Inspections and Maintenance

by Charlie Clarke

Home plumbing is one of those things that homeowners often leave completely alone until a major problem develops. While there's no crime in calling a plumber for help at this stage, you can save yourself a lot of headaches if you sign up for yearly inspections and maintenance instead. Here's what you could avoid if you schedule a routine plumber visit each year.

1. Sewer Line Blockages

Sewer lines work well until they don't. The sewer line is a large pipe that runs from your house to the sewer entrance under the street. Under normal circumstances, there's more than enough space in this pipe for just about anything going down your toilet or drain to move through readily. However, that sometimes isn't the case.

For example, flushing flushable products like baby wipes and tampons can cause major blockages to develop. Blockages are also possible when tree roots penetrate the sewer line. These problems take time to develop, though. If you have a plumber come out yearly and inspect the sewer line, they can often detect these issues and fix them before they cause any problems inside your home.

2. Drain Clogs

Another issue that can often be avoided entirely is drain clogs. Many people still have clogs after taking steps like using a drain filer or throwing away food in the trash instead of using the sink's disposal. If you're experiencing this, it likely means that your drains need cleaning.

Cleaning the drains can be performed quickly and easily. Cleaning removes clogs and also gets rid of food oil stuck to the walls of the pipe which can contribute to clogs. Even if your pipes are running smoothly now, having this service performed will keep them working that way.

3. Damaged and Weakening Pipes

Finally, it's a good idea to have the pipes in your home examined, including the water hook-ups to things like your dishwasher and washing machine.

Pipes can become too old to do their job well. Over the years, pipes can start to corrode and wear down, which can lead to leaks. In addition, the water hook-ups attached to washing machines and dishwashers often degrade as the years go by because they're exposed to extremely hot water. This is especially common when you have an older, less-durable hook-up, like a plastic hose instead of a metal one. By getting these inspected once a year, problems can be found before they create a headache for you.

To learn more, contact a company like First Class Plumbing LLC.