What Does Plumbing Maintenance Consist Of?

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What Does Plumbing Maintenance Consist Of?

What most homeowners don’t realize is plumbing is as much a part of their comfort systems as the heating and AC. A fun internet fact: the plumbing system actually represents about 15 percent of a home’s value. It’s used everyday, multiple times a day and the occupants health depends upon it operating properly, and it’s a great addition to modern living.

If you ask about the kind of maintenance homeowners contract for, they’ll likely say HVAC for both their heating and cooling systems. That’s great! HVAC systems should be serviced twice per year, once before the start of each type of use. 

However, most don’t think about having their plumbing inspected. Challenges are typically handled when something bursts, breaks or leaks. Did you know, though, that many major plumbing problems could be avoided by having regularly scheduled plumbing maintenance on the plumbing fixtures and appliances in your home? 

What to Expect When Kotz Inspects

A comprehensive Kotz plumbing inspection included with our Red Carpet Maintenance Program can often prevent major plumbing breakdowns plus help prevent additional costs of thousands of dollars in repairs should other systems, interiors or belongings also be damaged. 

When Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing completes your home plumbing inspection, we can provide peace of mind knowing that most water heater, toilet and faucet leaks or breaks can be thwarted with a little proactive preventative care. The checklist of what is included with a plumbing inspection is tailored to the specific layout and design of your home. Some of the items that are generally checked are toilets, pipes under sinks, water heaters, garbage disposals and if applicable, water softeners.

The professionals at Kotz are trained to complete a comprehensive plumbing inspection for you. As a homeowner, there are steps you can take to ensure your plumbing systems continue to run well.

  • A simple mixture of vinegar and baking soda can clear slow running drains.
  • Clear your faucet aerators regularly.
  • Contact Kotz should you notice any pipe corrosion, which looks blue/green in color or visibly shows signs of rust.
  • Pay attention to signs of wear on toilet parts inside the tank.
  • Schedule a visit from one of our seasoned technicians should you notice any water around your water heater. 

Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has the expertise and knowledge to help with any plumbing challenge. Contact our office today to schedule a plumbing inspection and ensure your home’s plumbing is operating efficiently and economically.