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Putting off Plumbing Repairs Costs More in the Long Run

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Plumbing-Tools.jpgMany households end up putting plumbing problems on the back burner when it comes to calling in a professional to help. Either other expenses come up and eat away at money saved to help take care of that plumbing bill or they just can't afford to take time off work to let the plumber in the house.

By getting caught up in every day responsibilities, it's easy to believe other chores take precedence over a leaky faucet. However, if you continue to neglect "small" repairs, you may find yourself looking at a much larger and costlier repair in the future.

  • Long Term Issues:  You may feel like that leak behind your toilet is no big deal, but it's still costing you. You'll end up paying for wasted water, and one single leak can add up to 10,000 gallons of water per year. That's a lot of money heading down the drain. Even aside from the added costs to your water bill, think about what else the leak causes. If your toilet or faucet leaks, mold and mildew problems begin to arise, especially if water seeps into your woodwork. No one wants to replace a floor, cabinet, or wall, but those are potential replacements if you choose not to fix your leaks immediately.
  • Property Expenses: Water is good for your health, but it's really not great for your home. Any leak that takes place allows for moisture to seep through into the woodwork, drywall, insulation, or all those places most susceptible to water damage. For example, if you have hardwood flooring, water is going to be your worst enemy! It can cause major decay to take place underneath, and you won't even be able to see it until it's too late. Water on carpet allows for mold to grow throughout the fibers, providing you an unpleasant odor and possible long-term health issues. Instead of expensive payments replacing carpets, furniture, walls, or cabinets, try resolving the original issue firsthand.
  • Health Hazards: Aside from expensive finances resulting from holding off your plumbing repairs, your health is important, but you leave it at risk when you delay repairs. Inhaling mold or mildew at any degree is dangerous for all ages, and could lead to serious risk of respiratory problems or allergic reactions. Leaks around your toilet or even a backed-up sewer line suggests that you are exposing raw sewage inside your home. 

While we can't tell you what to do, we can help you create a healthy life without expensive plumbing bills! That's why we want you to call us when you are experiencing any type of issue with your plumbing lines. It's always best, and cheaper for everyone if you choose to get the issue squared away. Call us today at (864) 242-5511 or click the banner below to schedule a service so we can get your plumbing up and running again!Plumbing services greenville sc

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