Avoid costly plumbing repairs with preventative maintenance

Binbrook Plumbing & Heating, Ontario, Binbrook

We all want to avoid costly plumbing repairs, so Binbrook Plumbing & Heating in Binbrook, Ontario, offers some preventative maintenance tips for homeowners.

It’s easy to ignore our home’s plumbing when everything seems to be working well, but some problems aren’t easily detected. It is always a good idea to hire the services of a professional plumber to periodically inspect and service your plumbing system, but there are many things you can do yourself.

Monitor your water bills, and watch for any sudden increases. You may not always spot a leak, especially if it is underground or behind a wall. Inspect your visible pipes and fittings annually, including washing machines, toilets, sinks and water softeners.

Make sure you, and members of your family, know where the main shut-off valve is in your home. This simple tip can save thousands of dollars in water damage if a pipe bursts. If your home has a gate valve only, it is advisable to have your plumber make sure it is operational and replace it if necessary.

Don’t ignore clogs or slow-moving drains. Even if you treat a clog with chemicals, it may not be completely clear and pressure can build in the drain and put strain on existing pipes. If you notice a difference or suspect a problem, snake the clog or call in a professional.

Binbrook Plumbing & Heating offers a number of maintenance services that can help prevent future plumbing problems, including drain and sewer cleaning, video inspections, high-pressure sewer flushing and back flow.

During a scheduled maintenance visit, your plumber will check all your bathroom fixtures for any signs of leaks, cracks, corrosion, mineral buildup or loose fittings, especially on the toilet. The plumber will also inspect your water heater for sediment buildup and scaling, and make sure it is functioning properly. They should also make sure both your main water and sewer lines are free from any obstructions or damage and are performing well.

For more information about maintaining your home’s plumbing system, visit Binbrook Plumbing & Heating at their website or contact them at 905-549-7252.

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