Plumbing Maintenance

Plumbing Maintenance

What It Really Costs When You Forget To Maintain Your Pipes & Fixtures

The team here at Allstar Home Services probably spend a lot more time thinking about your plumbing than you do. We get it. Your plumbing fixtures may be visible, but aside from the pipes under your sinks, you can’t actually see any of the pipes in your plumbing system. It’s all behind walls and under floors. And as the old saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.”

However, when your pipes are out of sight and out of mind, you forget just how much work your plumbing system does on a daily basis. It carries clean, safe water into your home for drinking, cooking, washing, and cleaning; and it carries away sewage and dirty water, making your home safer for you and your family.

Your plumbing system is vital to the function and comfort of your home, and it’s important to have regular preventive maintenance done to keep it in good working order. Skipping your plumbing maintenance could pose serious (and expensive) problems to the function of your pipes and fixtures over time.

Maintain Your Fixtures

Your plumbing fixtures are the only parts of your plumbing system you can see, so it’s easier for you to maintain them on your own. You can keep your fixture in peak operating condition by following some simple guidelines:

  • Don’t pour cooking grease down your drains. Grease builds up in your pipes, causing clogs—the most common plumbing repairs we perform.
  • Don’t run your garbage disposal dry; run water while grind your food scraps to prevent clogs and disposal breakdowns
  • Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper and bodily waste. Diapers, feminine napkins and paper towels should go in the trash.
  • Don’t use chemical drain cleaners. These products can damage your pipes, corroding them and causing costly leaks. Call Allstar for professional drain cleaning instead.

Pay attention to your faucets, showerheads and toilets between uses. If you notice signs of a minor leak or drip, call us in to fix it before it has the chance to grow. According to the EPA, small leaks are estimated to waste a trillion gallons of water each year nationwide—how many of those gallons are coming from your home, and how much higher is your water bill because of it?

Maintain Your Pipes

Pipe maintenance is a little trickier. Because they’re in your walls and floors, we don’t recommend you try to perform preventative plumbing maintenance on your pipes yourself. Call Allstar’s professional plumbers to tend to your pipe maintenance.

By having us inspect your pipes, sewer lines, septic tank and other major plumbing systems, we’ll be able to catch minor issues before they become majorly expensive issues. Much as rotating your tires costs only a fraction of replacing a blown out tire, having a yearly pipeline inspection will cost only a fraction of replacing a broken sewer line.

Save Your Money & Your Peace Of Mind

Plumbing repairs are stressful and expensive. Rather than lose thousands of dollars to a major plumbing repair project, invest in preventative plumbing maintenance from Allstar Home Services and save yourself a lot of stress. Contact us to get started today!
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