By Marjani Hawkins February 12, 2021

Plumbing System Repair & Prevention

The plumbing system in your home is one of the most commonly overlooked items during a maintenance check. We rely on the system to work no matter what, and seldom stop to think about how much it’s used and the subsequent wear and tear. Postponing routine servicing can result in costly repairs and hassle down the line. 

Active Leaks

One key tenant of an operational plumping system is whether or not it’s airtight. If there are any signs of leakage around the pipes and valves this denotes an issue. Leakage not only causes messes around the general vicinity- it can also contribute to corrosion and rust in the mechanics. You may notice that a leak can cause the system to run inefficiently or to stop working all together. Make sure to contact a professional to service this issue right away to prevent any future problems!

Water Heaters

As we approach cooler months, it’s important to check your heating systems to ensure it’s functioning properly. Part of this is accessing how heat is connected to the plumbing system. If there is any corrosion or other forms of damage – this can cause a problem with the water heater. You may notice your water is not heating as well as it did before, or that it’s not working at all. If you uncover an issue – the best course of action is to contact a licensed professional to get the job done. At Platinum Home Warranty – we will dispatch a technician to service the water heater correctly. 

Drain Maintenance

Another issue that could crop up is clogged drains, which if left unattended, can cause an overflow. This particular problem is usually very obvious and presents an inconvenience and sanitation concerns. If it’s a sink or shower drain – typically, the problem is caused by debris or hair build up and can be fixed with a drain snake or liquid drain cleaner. If you think the blockage is more developed and cannot be fixed with store-bought products, it’s best to contact a plumber. They will have the tools to remove the blockage quickly without damaging anything in the surrounding area. 

Corrosion

Due to frequency of use – many plumbing systems are prone to corrosion over time. This can present as a leak, rust, and other forms of build-up. When this happens, it makes the system malfunction and can also allow for dangerous metals and other chemicals to get into your water supply. Severe corrosion can affect ease of use and even stall the entire system. Check the pipes and valves on a regular basis and make sure there isn’t any noticeable damage. Even if you do not notice anything externally, there could be corrosion within the system – in this case it’s always best to reach out to a service technician.