Putting Off Plumbing Problems can Cost You More

by | Jul 25, 2016 | Commercial, Residential

putting off plumbing shutterstock_76813990Drip, drip, drip! The common sound of a leaky faucet can drive homeowners crazy. Everyone has a busy schedule these days and fixing a leaky faucet is not on the agenda for most homeowners. Often, homeowners consider leaky faucets and other minor plumbing issues to be minor problems. However, these small problems lead into an expensive repair if repair is put off for too long.

As soon as you notice a water leak in your home you should get it fixed immediately, even if it’s just a small repair. You may wonder how a little leaky faucet can cost you money. One leaky faucet can add more than 10,000 gallons of water to your bill each year. Just think if you have two or more leaky faucets in your home, what will it cost you?

Let’s explore this situation a bit further. Let’s say the back of your toilet is leaking water. Your immediate solution is to put a bucket to catch the water. At this point you should contact a plumber for repairs. But, you don’t because you have a busy schedule that week and you post pone the repair until the following week and so on. One day you have to work late and there is nobody at home to empty the bucket. Once you arrive home you realize the bucket that was catching all the water has leaked all over the bathroom floor and continued out into the hallway damaging your carpet.

This wet carpet will remain wet and damp for days causing mildew to grow underneath the surface. The odor of wet carpet lasts weeks no matter what you try to spray on it or use as a room deodorizer. Soon you and your family begin sneezing and having respiratory issues. After careful inspection you realize the mold under the carpet has spread farther down the hallway and forces you to replace the carpet in the entire hallway.

This common situation has gone from a quick, inexpensive repair to a costly mess. Once you add repairing the leak that has become worse since you first found it, the new carpet, labor for installation and doctor bills for your entire family due to allergies and respiratory issues caused by the mold, your total can easily reach hundreds of dollars.

This is just one scenario that homeowners have the ability to avoid by getting plumbing problems fixed immediately. A quick call to the plumber can actually save you money. Avoid putting off plumbing issues to prevent higher costs and a negative impact on your budget.

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