It makes sense to get a physical for prevention of disease, and the same is true for your house’s plumbing. In this last year, our plumbing division has performed scores of plumbing inspections and found people are starting to change how they think about plumbing in the Northwest.
Nobody likes to wake up in the morning, step out of bed, and feel wet, squishy flooring under their feet. The first reaction, as it hits you that you just stepped into the lake that used to be your bedroom floor is probably “what the ####?” The next thought in your mind is “who do I call and ugh, how much is this going to cost?”
Plumbing emergencies never happen at the ideal time. Plumbing is one of those luxuries that we tend to take for granted until the day that you can’t flush your toilet or take a hot shower. Chances are that you never thought about having a plumber out until it gets to that emergency status of a flood, backed up drain, or no hot water. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The best way to prevent a plumbing disaster is to have regular, thorough whole house plumbing inspections. Most people don’t realize that this service even exists. It does, and it can save you many headaches down the road.
When was the last time you were under your crawlspace to check and make sure that nothing was leaking? How about flushing your water heater as required by the manufacturer on an annual basis? Have you had the water pressure checked, ever?
Here’s some of what a licensed qualified plumber will be doing when they give you an inspection.
- Water heater safety check
- Check fixtures in kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and crawlspace
- Identify potential issues in the water and drain system
- Note items that are in good condition
- Give recommendations for improvements where needed.
No inspection can ensure against all future emergencies, but many pre-cursors to common problems can be found and fixed or at least, identified.
Your plumbing system is one of the most critical systems in your home, and deserves your attention. Call or click PlumbWorks to have an experienced, licensed plumber out to perform a whole house plumbing inspection and a water heater flush and safety inspection. PlumbWorks is the plumbing division of Washington Energy Services, with licensed, expert plumbers ready 24 hours a day.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”