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There is a plumbing system in every single home, which means that at some point in your life you will probably need to call a plumber. However, a lot of homeowners think that they can put off calling a professional until an emergency occurs. While you can certainly do this, it is not the most cost-effective or beneficial way to approach your home plumbing system. Like most major systems in your home, continual maintenance that is performed proactively is the best way to ensure your plumbing system reaches its full lifespan.
From time to time there may be minor plumbing issues that you can handle on your own, but a lot of the small repairs that homeowners think is handling a situation is really only a temporary fix. Tightening a loose faucet may fix a leaky faucet, but if the faucet is just going to continue to loosen again then it’s time to think about fixing the entire fixture. Likewise, replacing a part may help keep the water flowing in your home, but if the rest of the line needs replacing that one part is only going to help for so long.
A professional can come in and fix the issue in one go- and one service call, which is why you should always consider calling for help from a professional plumber. Wondering if it is worth it to call your local plumbing service to just come to inspect your plumbing lines? While this may seem odd, it is actually a great idea and one that is recommended by most plumbing organizations. You would be amazed by how many leaks we find in homes where homeowners are almost positive that there is nothing wrong with their plumbing. If you still need convincing, here are just a few reasons to schedule a proactive plumbing maintenance visit.
Prevent Future Damage
Remember earlier when we were talking about calling the plumber as a last resort? That is a really bad idea because at this point you are probably dealing with an extensive amount of damage. Calling for help as soon as you think you have a plumbing issue can save you a lot of money. For instance, if you notice a small leak coming from your water heater you may place a bucket under it and try to avoid the issue for a few more weeks. At the time it may seem like a bright idea, but when you come home and find your basement flooded that quick fix will end up costing you.
At this point, you are likely looking at property damage, flood damage, water remediation services, and a brand new water heater. Had you called about the leak and talked to someone they could have seen if it could have been fixed, or proactively installed a new water heater if not. This is just one example of the many hundreds of ways that you can save a lot of time and hassle by just calling for help in the first place.
If a plumber in Bedford, TX is worth his name, then they will likely offer you guaranteed work. This means that they will stand by any work completed by the company for a certain amount of time. If something else occurs or it turns out the fix wasn’t right and more damage occurs the plumber will fix the problem for free. Professionals that know their stuff are happy to offer a guarantee because they know the issue was resolved while they were there the first time.
However, if you tackle a plumbing problem on your own and make it worse you will be out of the money you spent on parts and have no recourse. At this point, you will still end up needing to call for help which means you will end up spending money on parts and the service call. It’s better to stay ahead of the game and just get a professional to fix it the first time around.
The Power of Experience
There is a reason why most people refer to plumbers as experienced. The truth is that plumbing is like any other system in your home, it can be cranky and have small issues that are only detectable by a trained professional. A professional knows what to look for- because they have already seen it dozens of times at other homes before they enter yours. While a plumbing issue may be new to you, chances are it is not new to them. This makes them uniquely qualified to troubleshoot issues and diagnose problems before they become major issues.
Plumbers also own a host of specialty tools that allow them to complete jobs efficiently and quickly. What may take you hours of frustration will take a qualified and equipped professional less than 15 minutes to do oftentimes. This alone makes it worth it to pay for their service call. There is a good chance that without the proper tools you are also not truly solving the problem or tightening something the way it was meant to be done. This means that down the road you may still need to call for help.
If it hasn’t become obvious yet, the main reason to call a plumber is to actually save yourself a lot of headache and trouble. The same way you know that not everyone can do your job, not anyone can be a plumber. When in doubt, it is always a better idea to trust your home plumbing system to an experienced and fully licensed technician who knows what he or she is doing. If you are experiencing issues with plumbing in your home or want to have your plumbing system inspected, give Tioga Contractors of Bedford, TX a call to set up an appointment.