We all know that taking preventative measures in anything can save you a lot of money in repair costs. Sadly when it comes to plumbing far too many people think that if it’s not broken then you shouldn’t fix it is the right approach. This is just about the worst approach that they can take. The reality is that if homeowners and even business owners knew the real potential cost of delaying plumbing repair, ignoring their clogged drain or neglecting to call a professional plumber to check their plumbing system at regular intervals they would completely change their outlook and approach to the plumbing maintenance and repairs to their property.
Sadly too many individuals never think about the plumbing system in their homes or offices unless something goes wrong. However these very same individuals will ensure that they take their vehicle in for regular servicing and maintenance. Imagine that. Perhaps they do not give their plumbing a second thought because only certain plumbing issues such as a components failing and major leaks are the most obvious. They are simply not aware that minor plumbing problems can be quite expensive as they show no warning signs or red flags. This is why it is essential to have your plumbing routinely checked by a trained, certified plumber in your area to check for clogged drains and effect plumbing repair as doing so will help you to avoid costly property repairs in the future.
Here are some examples of the costs of simple unattended to plumbing repairs.
Leaky Toilet Costs
A leak is not the most obvious thing in the world to spot; however, a leaking toilet can easily waste up to 100 gallons of water every day. Imagine if you left that unattended for an either year? The water wastage is just insane. Not only do you need to think about the water that you are wasting without toilet repair in this instance, you also have to think about the money that you are flushing down the toilet. You could actually be spending hundreds of dollars on your water bills than you need to spend.
Honestly having a leaking pipe or leaky faucet is more annoying than the money that they waste. But think about this: one drip per second would be the equivalent of 17 gallons of water that is wasted on a daily basis. In one year you would have wasted more than 6,000 gallons of water. A leaky faucet repair would only cost you a few hundred dollars which is less than the cost and annoyance of having it drip, drip, drip constantly. Sometimes a leaky faucet can indicate that there is an even bigger problem lying underneath. For instance if the water that is leaking is behind a wall, it could cost you a large amount of money to have that wall removed then do faucet repair that is needed.
You should check your water heater on a yearly basis, although sadly this is ignored by too many homeowners. This is because water heaters can build up rust scale or dirt on the pilot light or main burner leading to a dangerous carbon buildup which can cause carbon monoxide to go into your house.