No homeowner looks forward to dealing with an overflowing toilet or leaky pipe on any given day. Such plumbing problems can disrupt anyone’s life and may get expensive to repair. Some plumbing issues may also cause extensive property damage if left ignored. Here are some of the most expensive plumbing disasters, and what you can do to prevent them:
1. Water heater issues
Fixing water heater components tend to cost more than other home appliances. There are a number of factors, of course, that determine how much you’ll end up spending on water heater repair. But if you’ll need to replace your water heater, you might have to spend thousands of dollars.
The most common issues that plague homeowners include poor heating performance, leaks, odd noises, sediment buildup, and foul odors coming from the water heater.
2. Main water line damage
Holes and cracks may have developed in the main water line due to earthquakes or corrosion from the soil. While repairing it won’t cost as much, replacing an exterior water service may cost up to $4,000.
However, a breakage in the main water line may allow contaminated water to enter your home, rendering your tap water unsafe for consumption.
If you detect any leak or damage in your water main, get the problem fixed immediately to eliminate health risks and prevent more serious damage to your property.
3. Water damage from leaky pipes
Leaking pipes can wreak havoc on your home. The cost of fixing them will vary, depending on several factors such as the location of the pipes and the extent of the water damage to your property.
If the leak has gone unnoticed for so long, the damage may lead to deterioration from wood rot and may cost much more to repair.
The standing water may seep into your home’s foundation and cause cracks. When moisture builds up behind the walls, floors, and ceilings, it provides the ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive.
How Regular Plumbing Maintenance Makes a Difference
Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to plumbing problems. When a professional regularly inspect your system to catch small problems before they get out of hand, it essentially lowers overall plumbing costs.
Nipping plumbing issues in the bud will cost less than repairing them later on. So you’ll actually save money and extend the lifespan of your plumbing system if you schedule maintenance at least once a year.
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Plumbing disasters are a nightmare for any homeowner. They don’t just drain your wallet – they also damage your home and plumbing system, and put the safety of a home’s occupants at risk.
So when you require plumbing repairs, you need someone with the knowledge, skills, and experience in getting the job done right. You need a Good Guy.
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