People put off plumbing repairs for a plenty of reasons. Maybe you are out of money or can’t fix it on your own, and maybe you are busy to stay home while plumber tackles your problem. Because of our busy schedule, we often ignore a leaky faucet or sink that’s draining slowly, especially if the issue isn’t causing a major inconvenience.
However, neglecting these minor repairs can turn these small problems into larger issues, and you’ll end up spending more time and money on what may have been a simple problem to deal with at the first place.
The long-term costs of waiting to fix plumbing problems
Putting off plumbing repairs can cause a number of problems. For instance, you are responsible for paying for the water that’s being wasted if you have a leaky faucet or supply line. Just a few drops of water are no big deal, right? Wrong. A single leak can add up to as much as 10,000 gallons of water a year.
Leaking water can cause other problems too. If outside of a tub, sink or toilet, the moisture could end up causing mold and mildew growth, or even rot the woodwork in your house. Imagine just because you didn’t get simple plumbing repairs, how expensive it would be to have to rip out and replace a floor, wall, or ceiling.
Putting off plumbing repairs can be hazardous to your health
People are concerned about how the plumbing problems will affect their finances without taking into consideration the other ways such problems can affect you and your family. Plumbing problems can actually be hazardous to your health as well. Respiratory problems can be caused by mildew, molds whereas bacteria buildup in your pipes can cause a number of other noxious diseases.
You and your family are actually being exposed to raw sewage inside your home if there is a backed up sewer line or a leak around a toilet seal.
Delaying plumbing repairs cause all of these possible problems. Getting these problems fixed immediately is more important than the money you will spend on repairs or the time it will take you to handle the issue. These issues may be affecting your home and your health without you even realising it. Small plumbing problems, if ignored, can escalate quickly and end up causing a plumbing emergency.
Make sure you make any needed plumbing repairs right away as soon as you spot them. If you have a plumbing issue that you can’t tackle on your own, call Emergency Plumbers at 1300 237 246 and get the job done quickly and right the first time.