Annual Maintenance on Fixtures
Homeowners know that it only takes one minor inconvenience to derail a perfectly planned day. One of the most troublesome mishaps is a leaky faucet or inoperative fixture.
Preventative maintenance is the best way to avoid unneeded expenses and helps keeps your home value at a premium. Even though this aspect of home ownership is crucial, fixture and faucet maintenance is sometimes last on the home care list. Having a plumbing professional perform annual maintenance is the most convenient way to ensure that these items operate efficiently and do not fail at an inconvenient time.
In the Kitchen
Families spend hours in their kitchens because they are the heart of the home, but clogged drains are a major inconvenience. Even homeowners who are careful about what goes into the sink cannot prevent the gradual buildup of cooking oils, vegetable matter, and other items tossed into the drain. Garbage disposals, although used for grinding larger objects, are sometimes inadequate for the job. At times, the clog occurs deep within the pipes and is impossible for the Van Nuys homeowner to access. During an annual maintenance check, the plumber will check to make sure there are no potential blockages and do an assessment of whether or not the disposal is sufficient for the homeowner’s needs.
In the Bathroom
A nice hot bath or shower is a great way to relax. If the hot water heater is inadequate for the job or malfunctioning, the bath becomes less relaxing and more worrisome. Hot water heaters are available that regulate water temperature precisely and when the household has small children, are even adjustable to prevent scalding incidents. Toilets are notorious for clogs. Daily use causes wear and tear on the fixtures and fittings, and most Van Nuys homeowners know that toilets clog at the most inconvenient times. Sometimes water pressure is the culprit to a toilet prone to clog, but leaks cause problems as well. Annual maintenance checks prevent these common inconveniences from happening.
A plumbing professional considers the plumbing and fixtures of the entire home during annual maintenance. Drains checked to make sure they are clear and allow for the free flow of water prevent future clogs. An examination of the water heater ensures that there are no leaks and that it is of sufficient size for the home. Water lines are prepared for the cold season to make sure there is no danger of pipes freezing and bursting.
If you haven’t had your Van Nuys, CA plumbing system checked out, there’s no better time than now to call Expert Plumbing and Rooter Inc at 818-474-1109!