Depending on the age of your home or plumbing system, pipeline cracks and blockages can happen any time. How fast do you respond to the needed repairs? The answer to this is critical because it will dictate the amount of potential damage you may be facing. Did you know that in reality, many homeowners neglect to act immediately? The result is they are faced with costly repairs and huge damages.
Did you know that in reality, many homeowners neglect to act immediately? The result is they are faced with costly repairs and huge damages.
This is the most common and usually the start of “something big” as they say. Unfortunately, in this case, big would normally translate to big expenses and headaches brought about by neglected plumbing problems.
Plumbing leaks are very miniscule thus giving the false impression that they would not cause much damage even when not immediately repaired. That is not the really case though. In fact, a small plumbing leak can also be a symptom of a bigger problem in your plumbing system.
How much would it cost you to act on it at once and start the necessary repairs? Estimated cost of labor for a 2.5-hour repair job would be around $130 on the average. The materials and supplies can be as low as $25 depending on what needs to be replaced. All-in-all you are looking at a repair cost of $155, which can drastically increase as the leak begins to worsen. So why take the chance, right?
As the problem of leaks becomes more prominent, pipes will begin to deteriorate. This means that the leak can become more pronounced. In the winter, the possibility of frozen pipes become a real danger and eventually, what started as a miniscule leak has turned into a burst pipe problem.
Should you be alarmed? Definitely so! When your pipes burst, you are looking not only at the repair of your plumbing system, but also the huge water damage that accompanies it. If you ask any professional plumbing service, they will tell you that water damage is the biggest expense that can be associated with a burst pipe problem.
When we talk about water damage, you have to consider flooding, cleanup, and of course, the rehabilitation or restoration of the affected area. This means that you can be facing expenses of anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 on the average.
You also have to consider the very real possibility that your home insurance may not cover the cost of the repair of the burst pipe and only the water damage. This would of course depend on the actual policy you have.
The amount and potential stress that goes with it is something that you cannot just sneeze at. However, you have to be aware that this problem can easily be avoided by instituting immediate repairs.
Imagine how much trouble you can sidestep when you buy an emergency pipe repair kit for only $6 to $30. And you do not even need a professional plumber to do the repair for you. This saves you the aggravation of having to face burst pipes and the resulting water damage.
Did you know that if you take pipeline repair seriously, you can actually save on the cost of repair? This is especially true for pipes that can be accessed easily like those in the basement or crawlspace of your home. Plumbers can do the spot repair for as low as $50 to about $250 depending on the amount of work to be done. If you neglect to call a plumbing service immediately, this amount can
If you neglect to call a plumbing service immediately, this amount can go to anywhere from $300 to $600 at the very least. What’s the difference? The state of the pipe that needs to be repaired. The longer you wait to take action on the repair, the more it becomes an emergency repair situation and the higher the cost becomes; not to mention the potential damage.
So the next time you “feel” that something is wrong with your plumbing system, do not hesitate to call on a professional plumbing service immediately. You would be very happy that you took the pipeline repair problem seriously.