How a Small Plumbing Drip Could Cost You Thousands

A small drip or leak in a pipe may not seem like a threat but it can be costly if you don’t have it repaired. Many people will procrastinate fixing a drip or leak in their plumbing or use a “quick fix” to temporarily delay a real repair. If you have a pipe under a sink with a drip and put a bucket under it or just wrap it with plumber’s tape, it could cost your thousands of dollars down the road. The same is true for a toilet base that is leaking or other drips from plumbing fixtures.

If you ignore or put a temporary fix on plumbing leaks or drips, you could regret it later. Water is corrosive and it will continue to seep through any loose fitting or hole in plumbing if not repaired correctly. While plumbing tape or catching drips can minimize damage temporarily, eventually a small leak can lead to a pipe bursting or a major water leak. If you are not at home when this happens, it can cause:

  • Flooding in your home
  • Ruined floors, ceilings, walls and furniture
  • Extensive, emergency repairs needed for plumbing and your home
  • Mold invasion that can cause health problems and require expensive removal

While a plumbing repair may seem expensive at the time, it is much more cost efficient than what can occur if you procrastinate or use a temporary fix. It is worth the investment to correctly fix pipe leaks, dripping faucets, leaking water heaters and other plumbing issues immediately. In the long run, it can save you thousands of dollars in home repairs and prevent unexpected plumbing emergencies in the future.

Posted on behalf of:
Kiddco Plumbing, Inc.
106-M Oakgrove Road
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 435-4441

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