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Some of the Risks in Putting Off Plumbing Repairs at Home

Understanding What Can Happen if You Fall Behind on Plumbing Repairs

It can be easy to put off plumbing maintenance or some plumbing repairs. Perhaps you notice that a drain is sluggish or that a pipe has a small water leak. Amidst your busy schedule, it can be easy to assume that these are small issues that can be put off until a later date.

Unfortunately, however, if plumbing repairs are not timely addressed they often worsen and lead to plumbing emergencies. To avoid the stress and expense of a plumbing crisis, it’s important to stay on top of plumbing repairs, no matter how small and insignificant they might seem.

Avoiding a Plumbing Emergency

plumbing emergencyA plumbing emergency is one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares! It’s stressful, inconvenient and expensive. Plus, plumbing emergencies often cause extensive water damage, which is time-consuming and costly to repair.

That said, every homeowner wants to do all that they can to avoid an emergency like a burst pipe, a clogged toilet, a ruptured hot water heater or a blocked main sewer line.

While emergencies can’t always be avoided, most can be avoided by staying on top of maintenance and by completing repairs when you notice any issues with your plumbing system.

Routine Plumbing Repairs

There are some easy things you can do to help maintain and repair your plumbing systems to ensure that they stay in good condition. For example, by regularly flushing your drains with boiling water, you can help to keep your pipes clear. Additionally, having all of your pipes regularly inspected and cleaned can help to ensure that they stay in good shape.

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Flushing your water heater every year helps to avoid leaks and a potential rupture. Further, having your main sewer line inspected and cleaned regularly can avoid a major crisis. By keeping up with some easy plumbing maintenance, you can help to avoid a major plumbing emergency.

The Relative Ease of Small Plumbing Repairs

small repairsTime and money are common reasons for putting off plumbing repairs. Unfortunately, however, putting off small repairs often results in having to do much larger and more expensive repairs. For example, fixing a small leak is not a major repair. However, if the leak goes unchecked and spreads, it can lead to a burst pipe.

Obviously, this is a major repair. Similarly, repairing a small clog that is making a drain sluggish is much more simple than dealing with a drain that is completely blocked and overflowing. While it can be tempting to ignore small repairs, completing those repairs can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Dependable Plumbing Care a Call Away

Towers Plumbing is a full-service plumbing company that has served the Salt Lake City area since 1942. With over 75 years of experience, their team has the skills necessary to handle all of your plumbing issues. With 24/7 emergency services, they are available anytime a plumbing issue arises and will provide excellent customer service and quality workmanship.