plumbing-maintenanceIt can be difficult to keep your plumbing system in good shape, considering most of it is hidden from view. The problems that often plague plumbing systems also tend to be subtle, until they’ve been around long enough to cause more widespread damage. If you want to keep your plumbing system in good condition for as long as possible, though, there are a few tips you can follow.

Schedule Regular Plumbing Maintenance

Because it can be so difficult to detect plumbing problems without professional training and equipment, it’s not a good idea to wait for warning signs before calling for service. The best thing to do is to catch plumbing problems before they advance far enough to cause symptoms, and the best way to do that is to schedule plumbing maintenance consistently.

Annual plumbing maintenance gives your plumber the opportunity to closely examine the system for problems, pinpoint them, and repair them as quickly as possible. If you’re consistent about doing this on a regular basis, you can save thousands of dollars on repair costs while extending the effective lifespan of the system. Systems that receive regular maintenance are up to 40% more efficient than systems that don’t, and up to 95% less likely to develop problems in the future.

Call for Repairs When Necessary

Regular professional maintenance goes a long way towards preventing issues from damaging the system. However, it cannot completely remove the possibility. Chances are, you will have to deal with a plumbing problem of some kind between maintenance appointments at some point. If you do happen to notice that your plumbing system is acting strangely, it’s a good idea to call for repairs as soon as possible. The faster you can get the system examined and repaired, the more damage you can prevent.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers plumbing repair and maintenance services in Chevy Chase, MD.