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Oct 07 2019

Why You Should Never Put Off Plumbing Repairs

When it comes to plumbing repairs, one of the worst things you can do is wait to make repairs. Procrastination is never good, especially when water and sewage is involved. Aside from ongoing plumbing maintenance and preventative measures, one of the best things you can do for your plumbing is to stay on top of repairs.  Here are the top reasons why you should never put off plumbing repairs.   

Putting Off Repairs Can Waste Water

One of the most compelling reasons you should never put off plumbing repairs is the potential to waste water. A leaky faucet or running toilet can really add up over the course of a year. Think about it, if you have a faucet that leaks one drop per second, it could fill a gallon size bucket in 4½ hours. That is 5 gallons of water in a day, and over the course of a year 2,082 gallons of water. The longer the leak goes unattended to the more water waste. Which isn’t friendly to the environment or your wallet.  

Mold and Mildew

Another important reason you should never put off plumbing repairs is you invite mold and mildew. A leaky pipe provides excess moisture. Under the right conditions, like is a steamy bathroom or kitchen, you create the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew to flourish. While mold is a natural occurrence that surrounds us, some mold growth can be really harmful. Particularly toxic black mold, which can lead to severe illness, especially for those that suffer from allergies or have compromised immune systems. Proper mold remediation is required to remove the harmful effects of black mold. Unfortunately, this can be expensive, which is why you don’t want to put off plumbing repairs.   

Excess Water Damage

A water leak is not only conducive to mold and mildew growth, but it can cause water damage. Water can wreak havoc on a lot of building materials like drywall and wood. It can cause hardwood floors to weaken buckle, which can be unsightly and be expensive to replace. The sooner you make repairs, the better to protect the integrity of your home.  

Lead to More Serious Repairs

In addition to water damage and mold and mildew, ignoring plumbing problems can cause more damage to plumbing fixtures. For example, the constant drip of a faucet can eventually cause wear and tear on the sink. This is especially true if you suffer from hard water. Hard water can cause excessive corrosion and lead to stained plumbing fixtures. Being proactive with repairs can help alleviate excess damage.   Have you been putting off making plumbing repairs thinking you are saving a few bucks? The reality is the longer you wait the more expensive your repairs can be.d To learn more about plumbing repairs or to schedule an appointment contact Rooter Hero today!   

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