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Why “It Just Works” Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

When you think about your plumbing system, what thoughts come to mind? Through all the clogs, the pipe leaks, and constant headaches which require emergency support, do you think it “just works” so it’s fine? Well, we’re here to tell you that a plumbing system that “just works” isn’t good enough anymore. The time of your galvanized steel pipes constantly leaking and a plumber telling you that it can’t get any better is over. Our team is ready to help.

We’re huge proponents of preventative plumbing and providing systems that homeowners feel good about. We’re plumbers in Montgomery County who are focused on making sure you’re happy with your plumbing. So, let’s start by talking about some of the problems your plumbing system has, and talk about why having it “just work” should be the first prerequisite out of many.

Plumbing Emergencies Can Still Happen

Look, it might help your mindset when you say that your plumbing system “works just fine,” and you focus on other aspects of your life. But when an emergency plumbing issue pops up and all of the smaller problems rear their ugly heads, you’ll regret that decision. Plumbing emergencies can still occur in the best of cases, and if you’ve got slow drains or other plumbing issues you’ve been ignoring, they could compound in that moment to make one heck of a bad day!

That’s why we’d like to be very clear about the status of your plumbing. If there are issues you’re running into, we seriously recommend calling us. We don’t care if they’re quick fixes or whole pipe replacements, the earlier this work is done, the better!

It Might Not Work Behind the Scenes

It’s important to keep in mind that your plumbing system isn’t all drains and faucets. The vast majority of your plumbing system lies behind the scenes in the walls, floors, and basement of your home. If it’s got an issue, chances are pretty high that you won’t be able to see it. The only thing you’ll notice is strange smells of mold growing, stains and physical ailments from leaking pipes, and other things that you can see with your eyes or hear with your ears.

It’s a good idea to invest in plumbing maintenance so that you can have a yearly reminder of any budding problems or issues with the materials of your plumbing system.

Improper Sizes and Materials

A plumbing system might just work on the surface, but it might be comprised of pipes that are made of the wrong material or are the improper size. This can be catastrophic when you run into a problem, but it requires a bit of forethought when trying to avoid the bulk of expensive repair needs.

For example, if you have a plumbing system composed of galvanized steel, then you’re likely to see some issues soon. Galvanized steel isn’t really used for pipes anymore, and for good reason. Corrosion and rust can be huge problems when you use this material, and our team can get ahead of your leaks and repair needs by replacing your pipes beforehand.

Call Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling for help with your plumbing system today!

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