The Importance of Regular Plumbing Maintenance

Regular plumbing maintenance is essential to not only your plumbing system but to your home overall! Maintenance helps you save time, money, and energy.

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We use our plumbing system every day. Whether we are washing our hands, taking a shower, or using the toilet, it is an essential part of our lifestyle that we have gotten used to. This is why whenever there is a plumbing issue in your home, a lot of people fear the worst and start to panic. Scheduling routine plumbing maintenance can save you a lot of money and time and create peace of mind.

Contact T.J. Huggard Plumbing for any of your plumbing services around the American Fork area in Utah!

Results of Consistent Plumbing Maintenance

Being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to plumbing can mean the difference between thousands of dollars, the lifespan of your plumbing system, and the health of you and your family. The professionals at T.J. Huggard Plumbing can help find potential issues and increase the longevity of your plumbing system while keeping your family safe.

Saving Time, Money, and Energy

Getting checked for leaks, rusting parts, or other issues can save you tons of headaches. There is a possibility of having to immediately deal with any issues that arise if regular plumbing maintenance is not scheduled. Scheduling with a professional to perform maintenance will help eliminate the need to ever go last minute to the store or having to dedicate your weekend to fixing your plumbing issue. Comparatively, if you get regular check-ups or call the professionals right away, you can save the time to try and fix the issue, money spent on the part, and the energy to try and figure out how to solve the problem.

Longer Plumbing Lifespan

There is a reason we must take our cars in for oil changes, air conditioner tune-ups, and other maintenance check-ups. If they are taken care of regularly, the odds of the system breaking down or not working decrease, and the system’s longevity increases because it is kept up to date and monitored. In turn, this helps you create peace of mind. The same is true for plumbing; it must be maintained just like you would your car in order to increase lifespan.

Higher Water Quality

Something that should also be considered is how much clean water we use every day. We need it to cook, clean, shower, and drink, among other things. But if something happens, like a leak leading to contaminated water, you and your family can get sick. Leaks and cracks in the pipes can get contaminated by bacteria, mildew, and other viruses, which should be taken care of by a professional to make sure that the issue does not come back.

Maintenance Tips

Here are some easy tips and tricks to help decrease the chance of plumbing issues. But if there are signs of plumbing breakdowns, then it is essential to contact the professionals so we can help resolve the issue before it is a substantial problem.

Things to Look Out For

  • Increased water bill
  • Water meter still running when the water is off
  • Water on walls or ceiling
  • Musty smells
  • Low water pressure

Avoid Putting These Down the Drain 

Plumbing issues can also arise due to the contents going down your drains and toilets. Too much toilet paper being flushed can cause it to clog, overflow, and require sewer cleaning. The same can be said for drains. If the contents going down the drain absorb a lot of water, it might get stuck in the pipes and create similar issues to the toilet. However, understanding what can and cannot be going the drain is crucial to having minimal plumbing issues and drain clogs. Here are some items to not flush down your toilet or let run down your drains.

  • Dental Floss
  • Feminine Products
  • Oils or grease
  • Plastics
  • Paint
  • & Many More! 

Keep Your Home Running Peacefully

Discovering a plumbing issue can ruin anyone’s mood and create a lot of stress on their mind, body, and bank account. Being proactive and making regular maintenance appointments can help with your wallet, mental state, and the longevity of your plumbing system. Contact T.J. Huggard today to schedule an appointment to discuss all your plumbing issues!

Tips for Preventing Springtime Clogs and Backups

The accumulation of debris, such as leaves and sediment, over the winter months, can worsen these issues, making it essential for homeowners to take proactive measures to protect their sewer lines.