Delaying Plumbing Repairs can be Catastrophic

As a homeowner, there are not many things worse than water damage to beautiful hardwood floors. It can cost thousands of dollars to repair and can pose serious health risks by creating the perfect conditions for mold to grow. Owning a home or commercial property can be overwhelming with the expenses that arise; foundation issues, roofing repairs and potential remodeling work can all add up to tens of thousands of dollars in expense. There are a large number of things which constantly need to be maintained. Plumbing problems are one of the most important, and should never be overlooked or delayed. Leaking faucets, running toilets or a non-functioning bathroom may seem a minor inconvenience; something you can live with. However, very often it’s a sign of a larger underlying problem. Waiting until there’s a major plumbing episode can lead to much higher repair costs than you would have had if the problem was addressed early on. Repair costs don’t even address the amount of damaged floors, ceilings, drywall etc. that will need to be replaced or the personal possessions that can’t be replaced.  Massive amounts of water damage can also lead to a compromise in the structural integrity of your home.

Water damage can wreak havoc on your homes’ interior, resulting in thousands of dollars in damaged furniture, flooring and other prized possessions. It goes without saying that sewage back-ups from toilets into a home or business pose severe health hazards. There are even health risks that can arise from a leaking bathroom sink or shower. Water leaking into floors and walls creates perfect conditions for mold to grow. Mold is unsightly and breathing it in can aggravate allergies and cause dangerous lung problems, especially in children. Also, commercial property and business owners can be in violation of Oregon building and health codes due to water damage and sewage back-ups.

Health problems from mold are extremely dangerous and can induce allergic reaction or even lung damage. Many homeowners try to solve plumbing problems themselves.  This can actually make the problem worse and can lead to further expense, headaches and inconvenience later on if the problems are not handled properly.  Hiring an experienced, licensed and insured plumber like Firkus Plumbing is the best way to protect your property, your bank account and your sanity by getting the job done right the first time and preventing major disasters down the road.  Don’t make the mistake of putting off minor plumbing repairs.  This only lets minor issues grow into major incidences.

Firkus Plumbing has been providing the best in plumbing repair in Central Oregon since 1971.  Our Family Serving Your Family is the motto we live by every day! We can help you with any plumbing problem, anytime…call us today! 541-382-7710


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