You depend on the plumbing system in your home for a lot, whether you realize it or not. But it really is important to keep your plumbing in good shape and running smoothly so that you don’t have to spend much time thinking about it. After all, you have plenty of other things to worry about in life, so why add anything extra?
The best way to keep your plumbing healthy and avoid emergencies is to keep up with a schedule of regular professional maintenance services that can ensure the condition of your plumbing system. In the Champaign–Urbana area, the best place to call for plumbing maintenance is Lanz Heating & Cooling.
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Here are some plumbing tips for Champaign residents, or other places that get freezing weather. If you expect the outside temperature to drop below freezing remember to drain pools, spas and sprinkler systems. Be sure to insulate the piping in crawl spaces, or other areas that do no receive heat. Also remember to drain outside faucets to avoid water freezing and damaging pipes.
We have experienced plumbers with the skills to thoroughly examine your plumbing system for leaks, cracks, buildup and poor connections. It is common that some part of your plumbing system will deteriorate over time, but proper maintenance can address these types of issues before they become larger problems.
Fewer Plumbing Emergencies
Routine plumbing maintenance means fewer emergency calls to the plumber because your ceiling is suddenly leaking or the drains in your house are backing up. These emergency calls are both inconvenient and expensive, but they can be made much less common when you have regular maintenance performed.
These maintenance services do not need to be performed all that frequently. Typically once a year is sufficient to ensure the health of your system and they cost very little compared to the high price of emergency repair services. Plus, you can schedule your annual maintenance for any time that suits your schedule. An emergency situation is rarely so accommodating.
A Better Operating Plumbing System
You will notice that all parts of your plumbing system function better when they get the annual attention that they need. Even if a clog never develops in your pipes, for instance, that does not mean that there is not buildup accumulating over time. And that buildup will gradually impede water flow and reduce your water pressure.
Things like this happened slowly, so you may not even notice at first. But if you make the small investment in annual maintenance visits, you will never have to deal with this type of drop off in the efficiency of your plumbing system.
Preparing for Winter
While you can schedule your annual maintenance visits for any time of year, it is often most helpful to do it in the fall. As winter approaches, you will want to make sure that all of your pipes are in good shape and that your hot water heater stands up to the greater demands you will put on it throughout the cooler winter months.
Extreme temperatures cause all sorts of problems for pipes. They can even freeze and crack if not used frequently enough. Of course, you probably use the pipes in your home often enough that this should not be a problem. But if there is already a small crack or defect somewhere along the line, colder weather can create a crisis more quickly than normal.
Because your plumbing system is such an integral part of your home, you only want to trust its care to an experienced professional. Lanz Inc. has been performing plumbing maintenance in homes all over the Champaign, IL area for years and we have all of the latest knowledge and equipment to get the job done right. Give us a call today to find out more about our great plumbing maintenance services or to schedule an appointment.