Is there such thing as zero plumbing problems? The answer is no. If you really stop to think, plumbing problems are rare for most home and property owners. As a full-service plumbing company, we see nothing but plumbing problems around the clock. The big question is can we ever have zero plumbing problems? The answer to that is probably not. Here lies the real issue: your plumbing is out of sight and out of mind. When was the last time you even thought about servicing your water heater? Have you ever considered checking under your sink and shut off valves for leaks. Did you ever think about replacing an appliance before it’s seen its final day?
Don’t Be Content With The Possibility Of An Appliance Break Down
Some homeowners are entirely content with waiting until their appliance completely breaks down. If you want zero plumbing problems, then start to consider some options. Most of us would never carry around an old flip phone or wait ten to fifteen years to replace an old personal computer. Then why wait to replace old appliances before the breakdown? For some, getting a new appliance such as a garbage disposal or water heater does not fit in the budget and for others, they don’t see the need. While most of us think technology is limited to our smartphones and personal computers, think again.
New Technology Is For Your Plumbing
Water heaters last 8 to 10 years on average. With maintenance, you can extend the life of your water heater. According to EnergyStar.gov a high efficiency, storage tank water heaters whether oil, gas or electric can save a consumer $500 over the life of the heater. That’s compared to a new water heater purchased under today’s minimum standard. Today’s minimum standards far exceed the standards ten years ago. By buying a new water heater today, you’ll be well on your way to significant savings. Technology has not passed up the plumbing industry when it comes to water heaters and garbage disposals. For those home and property owners that don’t have a new water heater in the budget consider financing your heater. At Big B’s Plumbing, we have financing. We offer twelve months same as cash with quick approval, which is completed in minutes.
Zero plumbing problems? Not a chance!
With some practical steps, you can eliminate many plumbing issues before they become a significant issue.
- If your water heater is ten years old, replace it and start saving.
- Garbage disposals have a life expectancy of ten years. Replace it before problems occur.
- Once a month take 15 minutes to check under your sinks for water leaks. If you run your hand on the bottom of the sink shelf and you feel moisture or the wood itself has a swollen area, then you have a leak.
- Check shut off valves for water leaks.
- Upgrade shower heads to the new low flow shower heads and faucets.
- Replace toilets with the 1.3 or 1.6-gallon per flush toilets.
Take it slow and complete one project at a time.