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Resolve to Establish a Plumbing Maintenance Routine in 2023

Taking care of your home is a lot of work. There are a lot of moving parts, and if something isn't actively giving you trouble, it's easy to put it out of your mind. However, routine maintenance is just as important as fixing repair problems. But how do you establish a maintenance routine for your plumbing system? What do you need to do, and how do you get it done?

At Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we appreciate that starting a plumbing maintenance routine can be daunting, and you may need help knowing where to start. Below we provide 5 steps you can take to get control of your plumbing system in 2023.

Where to Start: Video Camera Inspections

Taking the right steps to maintain your plumbing system is key to avoiding plumbing problems and associated repair costs. An important part of this routine maintenance should be a video camera inspection of all drains and sewers. A video camera plumbing inspection enables you to spot any potential clogs or blockages deep in the pipes before they become a problem - and accurately pinpoint their location.

A sewer inspection can also help you identify the following issues:

  • Corrosion
  • Buildup
  • Root intrusion

Sewer line inspections should be performed annually, especially if you have an older home with an older sewer line.

Schedule Drain Cleaning Every 2-3 Years

Drain cleaning should also be done regularly, as it can quickly reduce build-up in sewage lines and prevents odors from backing up into the home. However, it usually doesn't have to be done every single year. For most homes, professional drain cleaning or hydrojetting will need to be performed every two to three years.

During a drain cleaning appointment, a professional uses special equipment to clean out the pipes in your house. Hydrojetting is an increasingly popular drain cleaning method that is fast, effective, and less likely to cause damage to your pipes. It is also environmentally friendly. A professional will scour your pipes with pressurized water. This removes clogs, blockages, and buildup, which could cause problems.

Take Care of Nagging Issues

Are there any small issues with your plumbing system that are driving you crazy? If so, now is the time to take care of them. An important part of routine maintenance is making sure that any small problems are addressed before they can become bigger issues. Even small issues can cause long-term damage if ignored, and it is always worth repairing sooner rather than later.

Small plumbing issues that you should have repaired:

  • Running toilets
  • Leaking or dripping faucets
  • Leaky pipes
  • Frequently clogged drains
  • Damaged plumbing fixtures

Making timely plumbing repairs can be indispensable for keeping your home running smoothly and saving you money. When it comes to plumbing problems, the longer you wait to address them, the more likely they will get worse and require costly repairs.

Find a Plumber You Trust

Having a reliable plumber you can trust can make all the difference when dealing with plumbing issues and routine maintenance. A trustworthy plumber can help you establish a regular maintenance plan for taking care of your plumbing system, ensuring that it remains in good condition for years to come.

Finally, by entrusting the care of your plumbing system with the experienced professionals at Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you can rest assured knowing that these trained technicians have access to the latest technology and industry-approved practices that help in providing quality service every single time. You won't have to worry about plumbing problems disrupting your daily life ever again!