The Dangers of Putting Off Plumbing Repairs


Plumbing issues in a home or business often start out small. Many of us might encounter them, cross our fingers, and hope that they don’t escalate. In all reality, however, they do and will escalate into larger problems that can significantly impact a home or business. While the most adventurous fan of DIY (do-it-yourself) might endeavor to undertake plumbing repairs, in actuality, nine times out of ten it is best to address a plumbing problem quickly and professionally before it compounds into a much larger issue.

It will cost you more in the long run- Plumbing problems are never self-contained. They spread, worsen, and eventually lead to enormous issues in a home if left untreated. The money you save from putting off a plumbing repair will at least double in the long term.

Plumbing damage can damage your belongings and valuables- Water damage can cause significant damage to other valuables in your home. Floor elements, such as carpets and hardwood floors, can be permanently affected by water damage, necessitating complete replacement and renovation. Plumbing repairs can also lead to issues with everything from electronics to your walls, transforming a small problem into a sizable one.

Plumbing issues can pose a health risk- Whether it is a matter of a clogged toilet or sink or something as expansive as a full-blown leak that has caused water damage to your home, a plumbing issue left unrepaired can lead to serious health concerns for you and your family. Water damage can lead to mold which can lead to respiratory ailments and worse, while clogged bathroom facilities can lead to very obvious and distressing sanitation issues.

DIY doesn’t always work- Even the cleverest among us has been stumped by a repair problem. Compounding this with regards to plumbing is the fact that true, high-quality plumbing repairs involve high-tech equipment that even the most advanced DIY-er will not have access to, such as snakes and video line inspection units.

A business can be in violation of code- If you have a business, especially a restaurant, for example, even the most minor plumbing issue can put you in violation of code. Even businesses that may seem to have nothing to do with health standards are still compelled by law to provide safe and healthy conditions for their employees.

The next time a plumbing issue presents itself in your home or business, address it quickly and address it with the kind of professional help that will truly make a difference.