Prevention is always better than a cure when it comes to so many things in life and your plumbing is no exception. It’s important to undertake proper measures that ensure you are doing preventive plumbing. This will save you considerable amounts of money on plumbing bills and extend the life of your plumbing systems. Be informed and read our guide that shows you what preventive plumbing measures you should take.
What is Preventative Plumbing?
Preventative plumbing is essentially maintenance of your plumbing assets which includes:
- Water wise/wells health checks
- Backflow prevention test and certification (legal requirement)
- Thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) testing (legal requirement)
- Eye wash bay/shower (legal requirement)
- Hot water/solar hot water unit service
- Pump maintenance and replacements (including but not limited to sewer, stormwater, rainwater and hot water circulation pumps)
- Jet cleaning of stormwater and sewer drains
- Fixture/asset quarterly health checks
- Asset life cycle reports
Schedule Preventive Maintenance Appointments
Scheduling preventative maintenance appointments (3, 6 to 12 months depending on a number of factors) ensures that all your plumbing assets are serviced and tested in accordance with legal requirements and manufacturer’s warranty conditions. This will increase your plumbing’s longevity and decrease repair and replacement costs. Make sure your plumber is fully licensed and qualified to carry out preventative plumbing. Do some research on the company website and ask to see relevant certification and licensing.