It’s easy to take your appliances for granted and forget they’re even there, let alone that they need maintenance. This especially applies for drinking water systems that are hidden in your basement or under your sink. However, “out of sight, out of mind” is a dangerous path. If you neglect to perform maintenance now, you’ll be paying big money on repairs once the system finally fails. Think of it like a car: oil changes are cheaper than engine repairs. So, before you let your system reach that breaking point, call Angel Water and schedule your annual inspection and maintenance visit today!
Out Of Mind, Out Of Pocket
Costs: the one thing we’re all trying to either avoid or mitigate. We often go about our daily lives enjoying the convenience of our appliances, taking an out of sight, out of mind approach to their maintenance until one day when you start searching for information that will validate your sneaking suspicions: Your once faithful water system is now dead.
Maybe it’s been awhile since you last had your water system serviced. It’s not the kind of thing we think about every day, after all.
However, the quality of our water is affecting us every single day whether we are thinking about it or not. Ever wonder why our skin’s just a bit more itchy THIS time of year? Hard water, (water containing a high concentration of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium) not only clogs our pores, it also reduces the effectiveness of our soaps and detergents. It can leave our Hair brittle and lifeless and it can even ruin your clothes and dishes. Combine all of that with the fact that most of us are not drinking enough water and we’re left with overly dry, itchy skin and a household full of damaged appliances and goods.
Most of us take our water systems for granted but these unsung heros of our modern homes are faithfully filtering, softening and heating our water. Imagine what it would be like if this was not the case. Suddenly, we’re in the basement or on our knees, looking and praying that it’s only the pilot light that has gone out and nothing more.
Do a short mental experiment with us for a moment. Consider the amount of water your family uses in a day, the washing, the bathing, the flushing the rinsing and the drinking. Now think about the hardness of your water, the mineral content that can ruin your clothes, your appliances, your dishes, fixtures and faucets. Think of the age and initial quality of your water equipment coupled with the amount of time it has been since you last had your water system inspected and serviced. . . It adds up fast. Especially for systems we tend to forget about and take for granted.
If you want to ensure that your family has the highest quality water and prevent the hassles of sudden plumbing problems or water system failure, the simple truth is that anything over a year, is over due for service.
What IS the cost of maintaining my current water system?
It’s quite easy to imagine having to pay for a new water system and not having the time to spend overseeing its installation. The sudden need to drop everything and having to shell out money for anything unexpected is the hard part. In fact, if that’s the extent of your woe’s consider yourself lucky. According to the insurance journal, as much as 53% of insurance claims are due to appliance related, water damages to homes. The true cost culprit here is the theft of time, the financial cost is only there to kick you while you’re down! If you can’t recall the last time you thought of your water system, let alone had it inspected – get it done immediately.
Appliances, such as your family’s water filtration and softening systems, should be serviced at least once a year. In doing so, you will have gotten ahead of any possible issues, you will have taken control of your time ensuring your family’s continued comfort. Waiting only increases the odds that you will have expensive parts to replace. Waiting two years or more increases the chances you’ll need completely new equipment or possibly an insurance claim…
Avoid insurance rate hikes, costly repair visits and the inevitable equipment replacement cost (typically over $1000) and schedule your annual water heater inspection right now, while it’s on your mind, and before you get “blindsided” by expensive water problems!