For many home and business owners in the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR areas, having a plumbing preventative maintenance plan can be extremely beneficial in maintaining your property’s plumbing system.

Plumbing emergencies tend to be expensive, stressful, and always unexpected. Implementing a plumbing preventative maintenance program in your home or business can help reduce maintenance costs and help to prevent emergencies. Each preventative plumbing maintenance plan should be designed to specifically meet the needs of a particular property.

Preventative plumbing system maintenance is different for residential homes versus commercial businesses foot traffic plays a large role. By putting the plumbing tips below into action, you can have peace of mind knowing you have done your part to protect the integrity of your plumbing system.

Creating A Preventative Plumbing Maintenance Plan

The first tip in plumbing preventative maintenance is to have a plumbing professional inspect your plumbing system so you know its current condition. You should also educate yourself on the system by paying particular attention to when it was constructed, with what materials, the location of emergency shut off valves, and the projected date of needed replacement. Once you have consulted a seasoned plumbing professional about the current status of your plumbing system, you will have a foundation to start creating the most effective preventative maintenance plan, as you now know the specific needs of your system.

Preventative Plumbing Maintenance Plan Details

Depending on your plumber’s recommendations, you may choose to hire a plumbing company to perform routine sewer line cleanings or regular inspections to stay ahead of any emergencies or problems. The professional should have also given you valuable information about things you can do to help your system stay in tip top shape, such as which foods to avoid putting down the garbage disposal, or at-home remedies for less serious line clogs.

It is also a good idea to check your water pressure as issues with water pressure could indicate serious problems that are best addressed by a licensed professional. Water pressure that is too high can compromise your pipes, which can cause a plumbing emergency in the future.

Lastly, create your own routine for visually inspecting your plumbing system. When you perform your own routine inspections, be sure to test the emergency shut off valves too.

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and the same rings true for your residential or commercial plumbing system. If you would like assistance creating a specialized preventative plumbing maintenance plan for your home or business, call Clog Pro now and we would be happy to help.