There is a leak in my faucet but I don’t have time to fix it. Is this a minor issue that can be addressed later?
Issues with plumbing such as leaks, as well as other common problems, should be addressed as soon as possible. Delaying these repairs can lead to a larger problem, which will cost more overall and possibly damage the items in your home.
The consequences of waiting to fix plumbing issues:
It is estimated that a single leak within the average home can lead to ten thousand gallons of water wasted per year. Considering the monthly cost of water is significant, the loss of water due to leaks can really take a chunk out of your wallet. Remember, regardless of the amount of payed water you might use, you are also paying for water lost through these leaks.
By repairing all your current leaks as soon as possible, you are ensuring you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to these monthly payments.
Also, leaks around sinks, toilets, and showers leads to mildew and mold growing within your home, which can lead to significant expenses in repairs for you and your family. Mold can grow extremely quickly and cause a slew of illnesses, both minor and severe. When you remedy these issues, you’re sparing your family the risk of illness and other health complications.
The threat of exposure to raw sewage is also something you might encounter if you wait to repair these leaks. Leaks around a sewer pipe or a toilet seal can lead to a tree root entering said leak and clogging your pipes, which could result in this raw sewage being backed up into your home. Issues such as this need to be addressed immediately if you wish to avoid the unfortunate consequences of costly repair bills, health issues, and exposure to raw sewage.