Too many homeowners are content to put up with multiple plumbing problems in their homes. Why? Because they’ve convinced themselves the problems are not that bad. Let us make our stance crystal clear: any and all plumbing problems are serious enough to deal with as soon as possible. Does that mean you have to schedule emergency plumbing services at three o’clock in the morning for a leaky faucet? No, of course not.
But it does mean you should call the plumber the morning after you first notice the problem. De-prioritizing necessary plumbing repairs in Phoenix, AZ, has only one guaranteed result. The problem won’t go away on its own and, in fact, will only worsen. Assuming that you’d like to keep plumbing problems in check and the costs associated with them low, this is the post for you. Keep the following information in mind the next time you catch yourself thinking that a plumbing problem can wait.
You Are Quite Literally Pouring Money Down the Drain
Okay, you’re not literally dumping coins from the piggy bank down the drain. However, you’re doing the equivalent–figuratively pouring money down the drain. Every time you allow a leak in your home’s freshwater plumbing system to go unresolved, whether it’s a major rupture in the water main or a tiny leak at a kitchen tap, you are truly wasting water and money. You are paying for that water the moment it passes the meter, and that you never actually use it doesn’t mean you’re not on the hook for it. The restaurant isn’t going to reimburse you for the steak that you leave on your plate, after all.
“Minor” Leaks Cause Major Damage When Given the Chance
A little water never hurt anyone, right? That’s what folks in wetter climates than ours say when the rain rolls in (provided it’s just a passing shower, not a full storm). However, a little water can do serious damage to your home, even if it takes a while to do so. Keep in mind the fact that our own Grand Canyon was carved out by the flow of water over a long enough period of time.
That sounds a bit grandiose in terms of relating it to a plumbing leak in your home, but you get the idea. The longer you ignore a leak, the more you’re spending. You’re paying for the wasted water, and you’re going pay for the more substantial repairs necessary due to your period of inaction.
Don’t Forget About Appliance Efficiency
Plumbing problems of different kinds can also drive up energy costs. Hard water deposits make the exchange of heat in water heaters less efficient, for instance, and you may find yourself wasting water by rewashing dishes or clothes that don’t feel and look clean due to those deposits. Installing a whole-house water softener can help you avoid such issues, which is another our plumbers can help you save money.
Schedule your plumbing services with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.