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Why Avoiding Plumbing Repairs at Home is Not a Wise Decision

What Can Happen When Homeowners Avoid Plumbing Repairs

Most people can relate the experience of driving along the road when they suddenly hear a weird noise coming from the car. Maybe it’s a rattling noise or maybe it’s a screeching noise. They can tell something is wrong, but they don’t want another car problem. So they just turn up the radio and keep driving. They just want to make it home safely. While this may be a tempting solution, to just cover up the unusual sound, it is not a lasting one. The same goes for plumbing repairs. It’s tempting to just turn up the radio.

To ignore the problem because it’s expensive, because it’s hard to take a day off to get it fixed, or because the house has other pressing problems. But avoiding the problem for too long only results in a bigger problem. Here’s what can happen when homeowners continue to put off plumbing repairs.

Unexpected Plumbing Emergencies

plumbing emergencyThere is a multitude of plumbing emergencies that can happen, often because the plumbing system is not maintained as it should be or because there was a smaller problem that led to a huge problem. Burst pipes are a big disaster for homes that can cause thousands of dollars in damage.

Broken water heaters can lead to uncomfortable, ice-cold showers. A clogged main drain can cause dirty water to back up into every drain in the house. Overflowing toilets can have an unpleasant smell and unpleasant contents backing up into the bathroom.

These are just a few examples of major plumbing emergencies that can happen at any home if plumbing repairs are avoided.

Cheap Plumbing Repairs Malfunction

When faced with a plumbing problem, many homeowners will turn to quick and easy plumbing solutions because they are cheap. But duct tape is not always the best solution. These cheap plumbing repairs can malfunction and lead to bigger issues. Whether something wasn’t tightened enough, was put on backward, or used duct tape to cover up a leak, cheap repairs will cost more in the long run.

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As some might say, cheap solutions may cover up the symptoms but they don’t fix the root cause. Therefore, it’s best to get the job done right the first time by calling a professional plumbing company.

Avoiding Small Repairs Lead to Emergencies

small repairsSmall plumbing problems are often a sign of a larger issue. The plumbing emergencies mentioned earlier have signs that homeowners should pay attention to. For example, yellow or discolored water is often the sign of rusty pipes, and rusty pipes can lead to burst pipes.

Paying attention to the water color and fixing the rusted pipes before they burst can help homeowners avoid a major plumbing emergency. A clog in two or three drains may signal a clog in the main drain.

Fixing the clogs promptly can prevent water from backing up into the rest of the house. So fix the small repairs. They’ll be less costly and less hassle than a plumbing emergency.

About Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

At Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, they are focused on providing all customers with the solutions needed at a great value. The customer's problem becomes the technician's number one priority, and they will not consider the job done until they are completely satisfied with the results. With fast turnaround services, long-term solutions, and honest pricing, all expert technicians are sure to get the job done right the first time.