Be Sure to Check Your Fixtures Annually
Indoor plumbing is one of the greatest inventions of the modern age. In fact, this convenience is so vital to our everyday lives that most people take it for granted.
Turning the hot or cold tap on and expecting a stream of fresh, clean water is just a part of our every day lives that generally isn’t given a second thought – that is, until something goes awry.
You can avoid any hiccups or inconveniences with your Tucson home water supply by hiring a professional plumbing company to regularly maintenance your faucets and fixtures to ensure that your water always runs freely.
Dripping Faucets – Costing Money and Depleting Resources
One of the most common and important reasons to have an annual maintenance of your water fixtures performed is to avoid leaky faucets.
Not only can a leak add extra costs to your Tucson home monthly water bill, it can waste hundreds of gallons of precious water per month. Also, this maintenance issue can change very quickly from an inconvenience to a flooding catastrophe. Common causes of this problem include:
- Worn out washers and seals
- Corroded plumbing components
- Loose parts
- Broken pipes
Aerators – Going With the Flow of Things
Another important faucet component that a plumber will check during routine maintenance is the aerator. This mechanism mixes air with water for a desirably smooth flow that is free of any surges in pressure.
If you neglect to have your faucets serviced regularly, aerators can be prone to mineral and debris buildup, potentially causing the following issues:
- Water odor
- Water discoloration
- Problems with water pressure
Avoiding Noisy Faucets – Keep Calm and Water On
If every time you go to turn on your water you’re encountering an unsettling screeching noise, you’ve waited too long for a professional to maintenance your faucets and fixtures.
While the source of noise may be simple, such as a worn out rubber washer, it could also require the entire disassembly of your fixture to remedy. It’s important to have noisy plumbing professionally addressed, as it could be a sign of:
- Cracked pipes
- Loose seals
- Malfunctioning valves
- Unhealthful mineral or debris build-up
If you haven’t had your Tucson, AZ plumbing system checked out, there’s no better time than now to call Spartan Plumbing at 520-617-1000!