The Benefits of a Plumbing Service Agreement

by James Florence


Since plumbing is an often-overlooked aspect of home maintenance, it’s no surprise that the majority of service calls are remedial rather than preventive. Most people tend to ignore their homes’ plumbing until an issue arises, but it’s far more cost-effective to be proactive about inspection and maintenance. For the average homeowner, however, this can seem like a daunting task. Besides being one of the most neglected systems in the home, plumbing is also one of the most intricate, consisting of a varied network of interconnected components.

If you’re intimidated by the prospect of maintaining your plumbing system, consider contracting a service agreement with a local plumbing company. From preventive maintenance to reduced service rates, teaming up with a plumbing professional offers several advantages.

Preventive care
One of the main benefits of a plumbing service agreement is its inclusion of an annual inspection and service of your home’s plumbing system. In addition to making sure all components are in good working order, your technician will perform important annual services such as flushing your water heater tank and checking for correct gas and water pressure levels. With its preventive approach to maintenance, an annual inspection can address potential problems before they result in a dire situation.

Maximum longevity and efficiency
In addition to preventing problems, annual service can maximize both the efficient operation and longevity of your plumbing fixtures. With appliances like water heaters, ongoing maintenance can extend operating life span by a significant margin and delay the need for replacement. In addition, with annual service and recalibration, your plumbing appliances will operate more efficiently and minimize your utility costs.

Reduced rates
Preventive maintenance isn’t the only aspect of a plumbing service agreement that can lower your expenses. Plumbing companies generally offer their service agreement subscribers a discounted rate for service calls (usually 15 to 20 percent), and in many cases they waive their trip fees entirely.

Priority customer service
To show their appreciation for customer loyalty, plumbing companies tend to prioritize service for agreement subscribers, bumping them to the top of the list when it comes to emergency service. Additionally, service agreement subscribers typically get weekend and off-hour fee hikes waived, which means you won’t pay extra to have a drain cleared at 3am on a Saturday.

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