Plumbing issues have a way of surprising us. A leaky faucet or slow running drain is often ignored. Maybe we don’t think it’s a big deal; maybe we worry about having an unknown plumber in in our house; maybe we think we can’t afford the fix. However, a problem that worsens can cause property damage and cost way more than a small repair.
Keep an Eye on Things
Any functioning system requires maintenance. For instance, your car mechanic may change the oil and find a problem. He recommends fixing it. We wait to deal with it another day. Eventually, our car smokes on a busy interstate and our engine melts. (Whoops!) When we postpone repairs we risk big expenses down the road.
Get a Plumbing Health Check
Have a health checkup by a professional plumber once in awhile. If you’re monitoring water usage and suspect a leak, early detection may save you money. This can be especially true for older houses with steel (or lead) water pipes and clay drain pipes. All these materials are prone to damage and eventual destruction.
The DIY Trap
Doing small repairs is fine, so long and you don’t make things worse. Even something as seemingly simple as changing a faucet or installing a sink can result in disaster. Avoid bigger problems and cost; if you’re not absolutely sure of your skills, get a pro to do the job.
Drains Can Drain the Wallet
Drainage issues are common home plumbing problems, especially among older residences. If your house has never experienced drainage issues and one pops up, take it seriously. This could be a symptom of a larger problem; the sooner it’s taken care of, the better.
The best insurance you have for any plumbing concern is to call a professional. PT General Contractor has the team to fix all your pipe and drainage woes; give us a call at (416) 757-9100 and let us take care of the rest.