Have you ever heard the saying “A failure to plan is a plan to fail?” It’s true! Whatever you want to achieve in life, you have a better chance of succeeding if you write down your goals and make a plan to get there. Lots of people know this, and practice it, but one way they end up tripping themselves up is by not accounting for detours and derailments in their plan. Let’s say your plan is to take your family on vacation to Disney World, and you’ve been saving up for months when all of a sudden…catastrophe! The car breaks down, or you come home to a basement full of water, and there goes a big chunk of your savings to correct the situation.
You can’t prevent every misadventure, but there are things you can do to protect yourself. Just like taking the car in for regular maintenance can prevent many common problems, having maintenance plans on the vital systems in your home can prevent costly damage and save you the headache of scheduling and completing repairs. We’ve talked about the importance of maintaining your HVAC system, but do you know why you should also have coverage for your plumbing system?
An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure
Often, there are warning signs of potential problems. Some are obvious, like a dripping faucet, or a leak under an appliance. Others you may never see because they are located within walls or otherwise hidden from view. A trained professional can inspect your entire system, and even use a camera to check for underground problems such as tree roots. This gives you the opportunity to correct little issues before they become major problems.
Waste Not, Want Not
Another good reason to have your plumbing system inspected annually is that you can find and stop leaks that are wasting water – and your money! Did you know that a faucet that drips once every second wastes 2,082 gallons of water each year? And if you have a water bill, you’re being billed three times for all that water. You get billed once for the incoming fresh water, second for the energy to heat the water, and third for the sewer removal and treatment of water that goes down the drain. Whether you’re on a shoestring budget or the world is your oyster, I bet you don’t want to be paying three times for 2,000 gallons of wasted water! A professional plumbing inspection includes a dye test to identify slow leaks, and can help you spot other leaks that are taking your money down the drain.
All In A Day’s Work
You’ve got plenty of things to think about to keep your house running. Why not let someone else think about the little details like your washing machine hoses? Old hoses are a big culprit in water damage claims, but who really thinks about them? Or about how old the traps under your sinks are? Our plumbers do, and they’ll help you keep up on these small things that can make a big difference. Of course, they can do more fun things, too! If you’re not quite ready for your at-home spa, but could use a mini-makeover in your bathroom, we’ve got fixtures that can spruce things up and make a big impact – and the best part is, as a maintenance plan holder, you get a discount on the work!
Plumbing inspections should be a regular part of your annual home maintenance plan. To schedule yours today, give us a call or request an appointment online!