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How to Set Your Plumbing System Up for Success

animated-diagram-of-a-pipeThe last almost 2 years now have found us at home more than ever before. As a result, we’re all getting a lot more use out of our home comfort systems, including our plumbing systems. While taking care of your plumbing system is always a good idea, it’s even more pertinent now.

The more use that your water heater, kitchen, and bathroom plumbing gets, the more wear and tear your pipes accumulate. Your plumbing system is very sturdy, and build to last for a good long time, while withstanding heavy usage. Eventually, it can accumulate enough mileage that problems can develop, whether it’s leaks, clogs, or something similar. So how do you set your plumbing system up for success each and every year? Through routine plumbing maintenance. 

Read on to learn more!

Investing in Routine Plumbing Maintenance

So, what goes into plumbing maintenance, exactly? And when should you schedule this service with a professional? Plumbing maintenance involves a few different activities, and should be scheduled on an annual basis. These activities include:

  • Video Pipe Inspection: Video pipe inspection is useful for many reasons. First off, it helps our plumbers spot existing problems and even potential problems. Video pipe inspection can be used to find small pinhole leaks, find where clogs and blockages are located or where this is a potential for clogs or blockages, and can help identify the material causing the clog or plumbing problem.
  • Drain Cleaning: Homeowners often think that all they need for proper drain cleaning is that bottle of liquid chemical solution they got at the store. Unfortunately, these “solutions” can actually do more harm than good to your plumbing system. Professional drain cleaning involves the use of specialized tools such as a drain snake or even a hydrojet to scour the pipes. While store-bought solutions have chemicals that can erode the pipes, our professional-grade methods actually help keep your pipes healthier and prevent further clogging.

Plumbing maintenance helps our professionals spot any areas where you might need plumbing repairs. Catching a pinhole leak during a maintenance appointment is much more preferable than never knowing it existed and having it grow into a much bigger and more damaging leak! We’ll alert you to any problems we see during your plumbing maintenance appointment so you can get repairs on your schedule at your convenience… because, after all, no plumbing problem happens at a convenient time!

Plumbing Maintenance Helps By…

First off, as we alluded to above, routine plumbing maintenance helps you avoid frequent problems with your plumbing system. It also helps you preserve your pipes and plumbing appliances, as drain cleaning can help clear out debris that could otherwise eat away at the pipes. Professional plumbing maintenance also helps delay pipe replacement and repiping, which will ultimately help our your budget.

Of course, when you do need adequate and reliable plumbing repair or replacement, we’re the team to call! We look forward to serving you.

For professional service on your plumbing in St. Charles, MO, look no further than Performance Plumbing. Contact us today! 

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