7 Plumbing Problems That Can Cost More Than You Think

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Have you ever noticed a small issue with your Abernathy, Texas, home’s plumbing that didn’t seem urgent enough to deal with at that moment? Well, if you’re ignoring small plumbing problems, you may be setting yourself up for a much larger bill later on. Here are some of the critical plumbing problems that may end up costing you more than you think.

Small Leaks

A small leak may not seem like something that requires the immediate assistance of a plumber, but a small leak can turn into a real mess. All of the water that’s leaked over time from a small leak can contribute to a large amount of water damage in your home. Water damage can lead to issues with biological growth, rotted wood, and more. In some cases, you may have to replace more than just the leaky fixture or pipe. Plus, a small water leak can lead to a large water bill.

Clogged Drains

A clogged drain or a drain that runs slowly may seem like a small issue that some drain cleaner from the DIY store can handle, but in some cases, this easy fix can’t resolve the issue. The clog may be deeper in your pipes than the drain cleaner can reach, or it may be a bigger problem than a common clog. In some instances, you may end up with minor flooding leading to water damage in your home due to a drain being backed up.

Hot Water Tank Issues

If you start to notice water around your hot water tank or that your hot water doesn’t last like it used to, your hot water tank may need to be repaired or replaced. Waiting too long to have any hot water issues addressed may mean that your tank is beyond being repaired, and you’ll need to buy a new water heater for your home.

Toilet Troubles

Often, we don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the toilet, but you may notice that once you flush, it keeps running unless you jiggle the handle to get it to stop. Toilet troubles can contribute to water damage in your home if there’s a leak that’s getting to your floorboards under your flooring. It can also cause your water bills to be higher than expected. In some cases, the inner workings of the toilet tank need to be replaced, but sometimes the issue may not be that simple.

Low Water Pressure

Experiencing low water pressure can be annoying, but it’s also a potential issue with your plumbing that should be addressed as soon as possible. There may be a break in your lines somewhere between where your city supplies the water to your home and throughout your home to your various fixtures. It could also be a build-up of minerals that have settled in your lines that needs to be removed to allow the water to flow normally.

High Water Bills

There may be a hidden plumbing problem that you don’t notice until you open your water bill only to see that your bill is higher than usual. It’s often a good idea to get an appointment with a plumber when a big water bill is sent to you. It could be an issue with your water meter or that your family just used more water that month than usual, but it’s always good to have your plumbing inspected for problems. Hidden leaks left unchecked can turn into a hefty bill between repairing the plumbing and the items damaged by it.

Ignoring Routine Maintenance

You wouldn’t overlook getting the oil changed on your car, so why ignore routine maintenance on your home? Your plumbing can benefit from regular routine maintenance to help prevent these types of issues from happening. A plumber can inspect your home’s plumbing for wear and tear to make recommendations for the maintenance that’s needed.

Have you noticed any of these plumbing issues around your home? It’s never been a better time to contact Sinclair Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Inc. at 844-749-2665 to discuss getting your small plumbing issues handled. Our professional staff can help you evaluate the problem and find the right fix.

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