Delaying Plumbing Repairs Can Be Catastrophic

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. The expense for repairs to the foundation, roof and potential remodeling work can all add up to tens of thousands of dollars in expense.

There are a large number of things that 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 if the problem been addressed early on. Repair costs don’t even address the dollar amount for damaged flooring, 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.

Speaking of water damage, it 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 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.

water-damage-to-floorsHealth problems from mold are extremely dangerous and can induce an allergic reaction or even lung damage. Many homeowners try to solve plumbing problems themselves. If the repair is not done correctly, it can actually make the problem worse and could lead to further expenses, headaches and inconveniences later on. 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 will only allow minor issues to grow into major incidences.

Firkus Plumbing has been providing the best in plumbing repair for 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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