Plumbers In Longview TX: Why You Should Have Your Plumbing Inspected

Plumbers Longview TXPreventative maintenance is something you usually associate with your car or your air conditioner but plumbers in Longview TX will tell you that preventative maintenance for your home’s plumbing is crucial to keeping the system functioning.  Plumbing disasters – and really, isn’t every plumbing problem a disaster – can be avoided with a regular schedule of maintenance.  Although you might not want to incur the added expense of hiring a professional plumber to check your system once a year, remember that compared to the cost of fixing burst pipes or clogged drains and toilets, the cost of having an annual inspection is a drop in the bucket.

What are some of the things plumbers in Longview TX can check to keep your system working?  An inspection of your water heater means problems will be spotted before you’re left with a house full of people who have to get to work and school but don’t have any hot water.  A plumber can check the water heater components to make sure they’re doing their jobs and he can also perform a yearly flush of the water heater to remove any sediment that might have built up in the tank.

Your plumber can conduct an inspection of walls and ceilings that conceal pipes to check for moisture or water damage.  This inspection should also include a check under kitchen and bathroom sinks to look for leaks.  Leaking pipes can be fixed before they burst completely and before leaking water can saturate sheetrock, resulting in mold growth.  If you have an older house (or a poorly-built one), your plumber can inspect pipes to see if they need to be replaced or upgraded to prevent any inevitable problems.

Preventative maintenance also includes an inspection of fixtures like faucets, shower heads and outside spigots.  Malfunctioning fixtures can leak water that may not be a plumbing disaster but that does result in continuously higher water bills.  Occasionally, fixtures can burst and spray water everywhere as well.  A plumber can make an inspection of toilets to make sure that they’re not running, that they flush properly and that the supply lines are in good working order.

In addition to what plumbers can do to keep your plumbing functioning, you can do your part to keep it flowing by being careful about what you put down all of your drains, especially your kitchen drain.  Be sure not to pour grease, fat or oils down the drain or any food that can expand and clog pipes, like rice and pasta.  Don’t flush diapers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, wipes or anything else that might cause a catastrophic toilet clog.  In the winter time, make sure to cover your outside spigots and leave faucets dripping when there’s a danger of freezing.

When you’re ready to have your plumbing inspected, call one of the best plumbers in Longview TX, Bird Dog Plumbing, at (903) 225-2272.  We service Longview, Ore City, Hallsville, Kilgore and Gladewater and we don’t charge extra for Saturday appointments.  You can also visit to find out more.

Plumbers Longview TX
Bird Dog Plumbing LLC
2206 Balsam St
Longview, Texas 75605

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