A little prevention costs a whole lot less than a major repair. It's true in many areas of our life, and plumbing is no different. Regular attention can prevent most breakdowns with water heaters, toilets and faucets. Unfortunately, too often, this lesson is not learned until the damage is done and the bill is paid.
As with your home's heating and cooling systems, your plumbing system will cost you less and serve you longer when it is cleaned and checked on a regular basis.