When do I call my plumber?

During the summer we try to squeeze in all our family health appointments: physicals for the kids, dental cleaning, and anything else that can be hard to fit in with the craziness of school. We take care of ourselves doing not only regular maintenance, but also a fair share of preventative maintenance.

Not surprisingly, our homes, appliances, pipes, and other home features also need regular maintenance. So, when should you get your plumbing evaluated?

Here are the 5 times Marines Plumbing suggests getting a plumbing checkup.

1 – When you are moving

Right before you move is the perfect time to make sure everything is in working order. You don’t want someone else’s home inspection to delay closing because of an uncovered plumbing issue! Get ahead of potential surprises by having us out to do an inspection.

You don’t have to fix everything but disclosing it will go a long way towards a smooth closing.

2 – When it gets cold

When the weather starts getting cold, you will want to call us to come look at your pipes and make sure the proper winterization has occurred. Trust us, frozen pipes are the worst and we can do a lot to make sure that you don’t have to experience that.

3 – When it gets warm

Just like with the winter, warm weather brings its own share of issues. Spring is a great time to get your water heater, air conditioner, and washer checked out before they start getting used even more. With kids home from school, there will be more clothes washed, more hands washed, and the AC will be steadily running. Don’t find yourself stuck in a hot house on a hot day with no cool air!

4 – When there is the first sign of a problem

Don’t wait until things get too bad. If there is even the slightest sign of a plumbing issue (frozen pipes, leaking sink, clogged disposal) you should consult a professional.

5 – Once a year

If you don’t have any issues throughout the year, celebrate by getting a regular annual plumbing checkup. We can check all of your plumbing features to ensure they have optimal function. With functioning features, you can lower water and energy bills and prevent future damage.

If you live in the Northern VA area and are in need of plumbing assistance call Marines Plumbing today! Remember, the things in your house need regular maintenance too.