Drainage problems that do not require urgent servicing are often assumed harmless, and the schedule for repair or drain cleaning in Gilbert, AZ is commonly pushed to a later date. These delays in repairs can affect you and your property in more harmful ways than you initially thought. Not only are they bound to up the repair costs, but they can also affect the value and quality of your home.
Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t delay scheduling a drain repair.
Damaged drains tend to give off an unpleasant smell, which can waft over to living areas through your pipes. Foul smells make your home uncomfortable to stay in. In addition, when drains get damaged, they tend to get clogged. When this happens, water that drains from the bathroom, kitchen, and other areas can become slow clearing. If the problem persists, consider more drastic measures such as a drain replacement.
Affects Property Value
Leaking drain lines can damage parts of your home that are prone to water damage, like furniture, flooring, and even the walls. Water damage in general lowers the overall value of your home and can be costly to repair. The longer you take to contact your drain or sewer repair company, the more likely for the damage to affect your property — going so far as to affect the property value as well.
Faulty drains are more prone to develop mold growth, especially on the leaky parts. If the leaks are ignored and the mold continues to grow, it eventually rots your home’s woodwork, which exposes you and your household to health risks. Moreover, backed up drains can let out raw sewage leaks into your home. Exposure to raw sewage can lead to severe health risks.
Increased Repair Costs
When you finally decide to rectify the situation, the repair cost might be much higher than you could have paid initially. For instance, black mold may enter your foundation after continued growth, forcing you to hire mold removal services. In most cases, a drainage problem that could have been solved through a simple repair may require complete sewer replacement, which is more expensive.
Don’t wait till it’s too late. Contact Gold Star Plumbing & Drain as soon as you notice drain issues.