Key Maintenance Plan - Tip #4
Plumbing Maintenance: (sourced various websites)
Did you know your home plumbing system makes up about 15 percent of your total home value? That’s quite an investment!
Not only could faulty-working plumbing parts cause more expensive issues later, they can waste money in the meantime. One small leak can waste a lot of water. As the water comes out drip by drip, it adds up. It only takes 4,000 drips to waste one liter of water. One drip per minute from just one faucet in your home adds up to about 1,440 drips per day and 34 gallons per year!
Plumbing leaks not only affect your pipes and water pressure, but they can also cause damage to your home. A leak that goes undetected under a sink or in a wall can lead to wood rot, mold growth and pipe corrosion. Repairing the long-term damage caused by a small leak is costly and an even bigger headache for you due to the inconvenience it may cause.
The best way to avoid plumbing problems, keep energy costs down and conserve water for future generations is to make sure your home’s plumbing system is working properly. If a problem occurs, you need to deal with it immediately.
FYI – Plumbing Maintenance is included in all our Key Maintenance Plans