Although we usually associate the term “tune-up” with cars, your residential plumbing system also requires some tuning up from time to time.
Having a qualified professional perform a plumbing tune-up in your home helps ensure the continued functioning and safety of your plumbing system with key maintenance and inspection services. Additionally, getting a plumbing tune-up can save you money by reducing your water bills and detecting minor problems before they grow into costly repairs.
An annual plumbing tune-up should include the following services:
- Changing of faucet aerators
- Testing of shut-off valves, supply tubes, traps, drains, systems
- Dye testing of toilets
- Testing of emergency shut-offs
- Labeling of emergency shut-offs
- Checking of water and gas pressure
- Adjustment of water and gas pressure as necessary
- Checking of hose bibs
Plumbing tune-up services such as changing aerators on faucets, dye testing on toilets and water pressure adjustment can help reduce your household water consumption, while testing and labeling of emergency shut-offs and gas pressure testing services are important for safety. Having the components of your plumbing system checked for leaks and blockages helps prevent plumbing emergencies, such as flooding.
Before hiring a plumber to perform a tune-up on your home plumbing system, it’s a good idea to make sure this contractor bears the Technician Seal of Safety, which ensures that employees are adequately trained, background-checked, and drug-tested. Also check that the plumbing company is Green Screened to verify their expertise in and adherence to green plumbing practices.
For a comprehensive plumbing tune-up from a reputable and experienced plumber, schedule service with Thompson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. You might also consider joining our Energy Savings Club to get the best value on our plumbing and HVAC services. Energy Club members receive a free home plumbing tune-up, as well as a home water efficiency evaluation. Call 513-333-HELP for more information.
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