All too often, emergency repairs could be avoided altogether with a simple routine plumbing maintenance check.

It’s something most homeowners put on the low priority list, but something that is as important to your home as regular dentist checks are for your teeth. Regular professional plumbing maintenance has some significant benefits, such as increased air quality, increased lifespan of pipes, and a cheaper water bill.

Like some people, it may cross your mind, to try and fix underlying plumbing issues yourself without the cost. But most plumbing DIY jobs often lead to more significant expenses than having to get a professional plumber out to your home in the first place.

Here are 3 of our top reasons why plumbing maintenance is a benefit for your home and family


You may be thinking, how does a leaking pipe hurt my health?

When building materials or furnishings are wet for a sufficient period, mould and bacteria will often form and usually in spots you can’t see like under a sink or behind a hot water system until it’s too late. The moulds and bacteria can produce microscopic airborne particles, which has the potential to induce inflammation in the respiratory system.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an association between exposure to dampness or mould has a direct link to conditions such as asthma, allergic alveolitis and mould infections in susceptible individuals.

Cracked piping can cause a direct water leak, or pressure issue and can all contribute to mould and mildew that can contribute to poor indoor air quality that can cause poor health conditions. Professional plumbing maintenance will have these leaks fixed in no time, which can prevent poor health conditions and give you precious peace of mind for you and your family


Just like going to the dentist for your regular dental exam, routine plumbing maintenance can save you from a costly plumbing emergency. Often we leave plumbing issues unattended until there is an emergency which can cost much more than simple fixes. Our professional team can inspect the pressure of your water to make sure the proper amount of pressure is not stressing your pipes. Extra strain on pipes, valves and joints not only decreases the lifespan of the system but can also save you on your water bill.

Other things to consider in your inspection can be:

  • slow draining sinks
  • noisy pipes
  • hot water repairs
  • rusty fittings
  • other general repair plumbing issues


When you think of water loss or any leak, you may dismiss it as just “a little bit of water loss”, but you’d be surprised at how much this can add up on your bill. There have been many documented cases in the media when homeowners, with an undetected leak, caused them to have a massive increase in their energy bill – sometimes of thousands of dollars.

Don’t be one of them!

The benefits above only begin to illustrate why regular plumbing maintenance is essential.

For more questions, or to schedule your plumbing maintenance with one of our service professionals around the Gold Coast call us at DCM Plumbing now!