People put off plumbing repairs for many different reasons. Maybe you are out of money or maybe you are busy at work and can’t take the time off to stay home while the plumber tackles your problem. Because of our busy schedules, we often ignore a leaky faucet or a 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 mammoth issues, and you’ll end up spending more time and money on what may have been a simple problem to deal with in the first place.
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 is no big deal, right? Wrong. A single leak can add up to as much as 10,000 gallons of water a year – and that’s a lot!
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. Just imagine, your negligence in getting some simple plumbing repairs done could lead to a complex scenario, where the floors need to be ripped out and replaced or the wall and ceiling need to be fixed.
People are concerned about how the plumbing problems will affect their finances without taking into consideration the other ways in which 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. Bacteria buildup in your pipes can also cause a number of other diseases and health concerns.
Remember, 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 can cause all of above-mentioned complications. 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 a top priority 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 in the right way.