Sometimes, you need to spend money to make money.
We’re going to take that saying and flip it around a little bit – if you want to save money, you may need to spend something to do it!
In particular, preventative plumbing maintenance and repairs – while they may seem like an unnecessary expense now, in the long-term, they could save you a bunch of money!
And today, our Brighton plumbers are going to explain exactly how…
How plumbing maintenance can save you money
Do you know for sure that your home doesn’t feature any hidden or invisible plumbing problems?
Think about it – the vast majority of your plumbing is located in your walls, or under your floors. In other words, places you can’t see unless you have X-ray vision… AND know what to look for!
There might be a problem building up as we speak, causing damage to your home without you even realising it.
However, regular plumbing maintenance and inspections by an experienced plumber in Brighton can identify these small plumbing issues before they spiral out of control.
Proactive plumbing maintenance can…
Prevent plumbing problems from growing over time
Plumbing problems are difficult to detect – after all, most homeowners don’t pay much close attention to their plumbing system.
Unfortunately, this can often result in silent plumbing problems growing over time.
Since many assume that nothing is happening, they don’t get it fixed until it presents with physical symptoms, by which point it’s often too late – the damage is done!
This is where you need the expertise and skills of a plumber in Brighton. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to detect any plumbing issues that can lead to major plumbing disasters over time.
By preventing major damage, we can save money on:
- Plumbing repairs
- Replacing water damage
- Fixing floors
All you need to do is give us a call on 1300 156 650!
Cut down your water bill
Want to save on your water bills? Start with regular plumbing maintenance.
In addition to causing significant water damage, plumbing problems can also cause your water bill to spike.
Have you noticed that your water bill has increased, despite taking steps to cut down on your usage? It may be time to call a Brighton plumber.
During a plumbing inspection, we will check your pipes, faucets, and even your showers from any leaks that may be using up water unnecessarily, saving you a bunch of money in the process.
Increases your plumbing’s lifespan
Your plumbing is built tough – however, it isn’t invincible. Over time, it will eventually wear out.
Is there a way to push back this date, you wonder? Yes indeed. The answer is with regular plumbing maintenance.
During maintenance, your plumber will identify worn-out sections of your plumbing and repair or replace them as needed, adding additional years to its shelf life and keeping your plumbing in good condition for longer.
Specifically, we’ll replace things like:
- Faulty valves
- Worn out pipes
- Loose fittings
Our Brighton plumbers can also identify issues that accelerate plumbing wear-and-tear, such as excessive water pressure.
High water pressure puts additional strain on your pipes, and can cause your plumbing to wear out sooner.
By identifying and fixing these issues, we can get your plumbing to last longer, saving you the cost of a total replacement.
The problem with DIY fixes
While they may appear cheaper upfront, DIY plumbing fixes can often end up being more expensive in the long-run.
In many cases, they don’t last. You’ll have to constantly reapply them over and over again – something that can cost quite a lot of money.
Not to mention, there’s also the opportunity cost!
As they say, time is money – while you may save some cash by going DIY, you might also find yourself losing a lot of your time if you go for DIY plumbing solutions.
It’s just not worth it if you ask us – the only time you should resort to DIY is for temporary, band-aid solutions!
Plumbing maintenance checklist
So now you know why regular plumbing maintenance from an experienced plumber in Brighton is so important.
But what happens during plumbing maintenance?
While the exact process varies depending on what the plumbing system at your house looks like, a typical plumbing maintenance call may involve a deep dive into your plumbing.
Generally, it starts by looking at your water meter. This tells us your overall water usage, and can help us identify leaks and other problems.
Once that’s done, we isolate trouble spots and try to find any problems that may be afflicting them. Using special tools and techniques, we can identify and locate problems, allowing us to fix them.
What can I do myself?
Follow these daily tips to keep your pipes and plumbing in top shape!
- Keep your bathroom and kitchen drains free from hair and food to prevent clogs
- Once a month, check for leaks, water stains, warping materials, or peeling under your sink
- Double-check for any unusual noises and smells in your sink, tub, and showers
- Have your hot water system serviced annually
- Don’t try to do maintenance on your own – call a licensed plumber instead!
Overdue for plumbing maintenance?
Call Watermaster’s plumbers in Brighton!
While the Watermaster team is ready to respond to your plumbing emergencies whenever you need us, we’d much prefer it if your plumbing is maintained in a healthy condition to begin with.
Ongoing plumbing maintenance and inspections are a crucial part of that.
Our FREE inspection report (domestic) gives you peace-of-mind – we’ll inspect your plumbing for problems and should we find anything, we’ll provide an on-the-spot fix (whenever possible).
Start saving money today with a plumber by your side.