The underground pipe work and plumbing systems in your walls often fall victim to an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. It’s so easy to miss problems in your water supply and drains until it actually becomes serious. The bad news is that in a lot of these cases, these problems are past the point of no return, resulting in massive damage to both your home and your property.
This is the number one reason why regular inspections and maintenance are needed. It can help you spot plumbing problems from a mile away and save you the headache of dealing with major issues about your supply. Here are a few tips from our expert plumbers at L&P Plumbing LLC on how often you need to book maintenance visits for your plumbing system.
What Happens During a Plumbing Inspection
Maintenance services can differ from one residential plumbing company to another however, most visits include a standard checklist of a few plumbing essentials. For example, your professional should always do a check on your pressurized water supply as well as all visible and accessible drains and pipes. Some companies also offer sewer camera inspections to check hard-to-see problems like scale buildup and corrosion.
Where Do You Need an Inspection
All rooms with access to water should be inspected. These should include the following parts of your home.
Kitchens. Your plumber should check the status of your water shutoff valves and supply lines to your sink. Any sign of corrosion on the drain lines and faucet lines should be addressed immediately.
Bathrooms. Bathrooms benefit greatly from sewage & drainage services. Shut off valves in your lavatory are particularly prone to bursting. Our experts recommend replacing these parts once every five to seven years.
How Often Should You Inspect Your Pipes
Generally, plumbing inspections are best done by a professional every two to three years. You can schedule inspections more frequently in case your home is particularly prone to hard water problems.
At L&P Plumbing LLC, we can help you keep your plumbing system in great shape all year long. Give us a call at (512) 768-6973 or fill out our contact form to book an inspection or request a free estimate on plumbing repairs today.