Your home is an extension of both you and your family. It exhibits the aesthetic that you and your family carry; it exudes the sort of comfort and lifestyle that your family is known for; it’s foundation is as strong as the fibers keeping your family together. There’s something to be said about a well-kept home, as it shows that their is a love that not only resides within the family, but flows from them, too.
While keeping your home well maintained is good for the comfort and lifestyles of your family, there’s an even better reason: you invested a lot of money into your home. Your home is a personal investment, even if you don’t happen to think of it that way. Not only is it a place of residence, but it is a place that you inhabit and maintain, all in the hopes of selling it at a good price in the distant future. If you don’t take good care of your home, either by completing necessary repairs, maintenance, or updates, you’re simply flushing money down the toilet.
On the topic of flushing money down your toilet, firstly, don’t do that, and second, your plumbing is an extremely important part of your home. While we tend to take it for granted, for our plumbing systems ability to remove our waste and transport water with ease, it is a crucial part of your home. You’re asking for a great deal of financial stress — and home damage — if you decide to not take care of your plumbing.
Considering this importance, a plumber is a homeowners best friend. A plumber is, not coincidentally, a professional who understands the ins and outs of your home’s plumbing system. While you might think that you can handle some of your plumbing problems yourself, you’re likely to end being over your head. Plumbing services can take care of all of your dirty, simplifying the process and ensuring that it is completed correctly the first time.
So just what essential parts of your plumbing can a plumber take care of:
Septic Tank Cleaning
Did you know that the septic tank of home a should be inspected at least every three years? What about the fact that septic disposals should be performed every three to five years?
The factors of how often your tank should be pumped comes down to recommendations based upon household size, total wastewater generated, tank size, and volumes of solids in wastewater. This is information that your plumber will understand and have an idea of. Thus, rather than leaving your choice up to guess, or not having it emptied at all, a plumber can provide the essential maintenance needed, all at the right time.
Grease Disposal and Clogged Drains
Grease, fat and oil buildups in drainage systems are one of the primary reasons (50% reported) for the nearly 36,000 sewer overflows that take place in the U.S. each year. Having a plumber to take a look at your home’s drains and garbage disposal can easily divert this issue before it even begins. With the proper maintenance and care, a garbage disposal can uninhibited work for up to 10 years. Save yourself the worry and ensure that the pipes are clean.
Low flush toilets are overtaking American homes, and if yours isn’t one, you’re certainly missing out. Low flush toilets are all the rage because of how environmentally friendly they are (they only use about 1.3 gallons of water per flush) and how cost-effective they are (they can save you at least $90 per year). Rather than trying to make the change yourself — swapping out your old toilet with a newer, environmental toilet — seek the help of a plumber. They might even have a better toilet they could recommend to you offhand.