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The #1 Way to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

homeowner-dealing-with-plumbing-emergencyWe’re going to cut right to the chase here—the best way to avoid a call for emergency plumbing in Evanston, IL is by properly caring for your plumbing system, with routine plumbing maintenance.

You probably already know that plumbing systems can develop problems in all kinds of ways, most of which can be difficult to detect. In fact, by the time a plumbing issue does advance far enough to start causing obvious symptoms, it’s probably already done considerable damage. You, of course, don’t want that to happen! This is why preventing plumbing maintenance is so important. Keep reading below to learn more about this service and how often you should schedule it.

Catch Plumbing Problems Before They Even Start

Plumbing issues can show themselves in a number of ways, but the most common that homeowners deal with is a leak. Leaks range in size and severity—from a drippy faucet to a ruptured pipe. Pinhole leaks in pipes behind walls or beneath floors can go undetected for months, giving them plenty of time to rot out the surrounding area with water damage, costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repair costs.

The best way to defend against these types of problems is with professional plumbing maintenance. This gives our technicians the chance to located and resolve problems with your plumbing system before they ever have the chance to cause serious property damage.

This is the single greatest way to make sure that your plumbing system stays in good condition for as long as possible. Plumbing maintenance also has the potential to increase the efficiency of your system by eliminating clogs and backups that can be restricting the flow of water.

The Best Time to Schedule Plumbing Maintenance

Unlike heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing systems don’t have a season during the year when they’re put under more pressure. That means, there is no “right” time to schedule plumbing maintenance. Instead, it’s important that you do it consistently. And by that, we mean scheduling the service once a year.

Watching for Repair Needs

Plumbing maintenance is incredibly beneficial for your plumbing system. However, it’s not a guarantee that your system will never develop a problem. You still need to keep an eye out for any indications that your plumbing has some sort of issue. These indications include things like:

  • A drop in water pressure
  • Unusual increases in your monthly water bills
  • Obvious water damage
  • A strong smell of mold or mildew
  • Your water meter running when all water appliances are off
  • Visible leaks

If you notice any of the above-mentioned signs, or any other symptoms that make you suspicious, contact a plumber you trust and have them check out the system for you. Even if nothing is wrong, you’ll have the peace of mind that your plumbing system has been checked over and will serve you well for another season.

For expert plumbing service, installations, or maintenance contact Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Our knowledgeable plumbers serve the North Shore and Northwest Chicago suburbs. Rely on Reliance!

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