Maintaining your basic plumbing needs is crucial, or you risk a long, ugly list of potentially unpleasant problems. You must be more vigilant when many people live in your home. Plumbing systems gone haywire can make the most basic household chores impossible. Clogged garbage disposals, leaking dishwashers, or an overflowing toilet can spoil a day. People don’t give their plumbing much thought until an urgent issue arises. Abend Services can complete an annual whole-house plumbing inspection to help you avoid unnecessary problems.
Kitchen Plumbing Basics
You want all your kitchen plumbing to continually run smoothly. Are you hosting a large family gathering? Did your sweet aunt peel the russets for mashed potatoes and cram all the peels in the disposal? Garbage disposals are great, but they have their limits. Having any plumbing go out during a big gathering is a massive headache. The clogged garbage disposal can cause the dishwasher to back up into the sink, and the night is a bust. Throw in some leaking pipes in the downstairs half bath, and you have the trifecta of party disasters.
If you like endless ice-cold beverages, the ice machine waterline will need occasional service, too. The most common problem is a clogged water line due to frozen water. Kitchen and other issues are easily avoidable when your plumbing is regularly checked and serviced.
Leaking faucets often drip water long before you notice. Homeowners don’t usually look under sinks unless searching for a particular item. If you’re in a hurry, you might forget to make a note about the unwanted moisture you noticed. Small unattended leaks are the vacation destination of mold and mildew. Neither is good for you, and some molds are hazardous to your health. Outside plumbing leaks can cause severe damage, too. Call Abend Services, and they’ll assess your entire plumbing system.
Servicing Your Water Heater
Water heaters get a daily workout and little consideration as long as hot water is available. Your shower, sinks, dishwasher, and washing machine all use hot water. The tank needs flushing and an overall assessment annually. Your water quality influences the lifespan, as does your approach to its maintenance. Manufacturers produce on-demand models and traditional appliances. You’ll probably save money on your water and electric bills by replacing an old unit.
Bathroom Basic Plumbing Needs
If you share a bathroom with several other people, clogs are more likely to steal peace from your day. In a perfect world, you never flush toys, excessive toilet paper, and tampons down a toilet. There is a learning curve and education to keep the water flowing. Tree roots that penetrate the sewer line can also wreak havoc on your plumbing.
Grooming your hair in the bathroom comes with responsibilities. Cleaning out a backed-up drain in a shower or sink is disgusting. Leaving hair to wash down the drain is a recipe for disaster. Clogged drains rarely happen at a reasonable time. While it may seem like a quick fix, using a chemical drain cleaner can permanently damage pipes.
Indoor Jacuzzi Tubs
Is your indoor jacuzzi tub your happy place to find serenity after a long day? Jacuzzi tubs have many working parts to maintain. The pump can fail. Dirt, hair, and skin can clog the jets.
You must keep your basic plumbing needs in good working order to maintain a happy household. Call Abend Services to schedule a recurring annual whole-house plumbing inspection and check this off your list!