Why Shouldn’t I Put Off Plumbing Repairs?
Plumbing repairs aren't most people's idea of a fun time. They are to us, but hey, we understand why snaking a drain, or insulating pipes aren't everyone's go-to source of entertainment. But if your home's experiencing plumbing troubles, the worst thing you can do is put off repairs. The longer you avoid a problem, even ones that seem minor, the more damage you risk.
Plumbing repairs can be superficial, but they can also be sinister because of what lurks beneath the surface. Do you know what's going on in your pipes when you aren't taking care of them?
The Risk of Untreated Plumbing Repairs
Water is one of the essential elements of our existence, but it can also pose one of the biggest threats to the integrity of our homes. Structural damage from water can also span into health risks that affect everyone in the family.
A clogged drain, leaky pipe, or constantly dripping faucet can lead to a host of problems.
Higher Utility Bill
A leaky faucet that drips once per second can waste over 3,000 gallons every year. Besides needlessly wasting clean water, this also leads to a much higher bill for you every month. One of the signs of a hidden plumbing problem in need of repair is increased water usage and higher bills each month without any changes in your habits.
Mold thrives in pipes because they're dark and full of moisture. Growth in your pipes can lead to contaminated drinking water, structural damage, and health complications. If you ever notice wet patches on your wall, water stains, or constant wetness from a leak, have a professional come in and perform an inspection right away.
Costly Plumbing Repairs
Most plumbing troubles start relatively small, meaning they're not that expensive to fix and ultimately get resolved in one visit. But the longer you ignore an issue, the more likely it is to spread. Consider a clogged drain:
If your sink is slow to drain, fills up more and more every time you run it, and takes ages to empty, the pipes are under strain to function normally. As the problem goes on, the clog is likely to grow larger, which can eventually lead to full-scale cracks or even bursts.
The cost of replacing pipes in addition to restoring a bathroom that's been flooded by a burst pipe can run well into the thousands. Spare yourself the headache and loss by getting assistance for a clogged drain when you notice it.
Your Los Angeles Plumbing Heroes
For nearly 100 years, Red Lilly Plumbing has helped residents and business owners in the greater Los Angeles area fix their plumbing problems, big or small. Contact us today at (323) 319-4102 to book an appointment and get a free estimate!