If you're dealing with a plumbing problem involving the loss of water, you need to call for emergency repairs right away. If the problem has occurred after hours, and you've decided to wait until normal business hours to make the call, rethink that decision. You may think that you'll save yourself some money by waiting until business hours to call the plumber, but that's not the case. Here are just four of the reasons why you should never postpone emergency plumbing repairs.
Additional Water Damage
If you have any type of water leak in your home, you need to have emergency repairs taken care of as soon as possible. You might not realize this but even a minor leak can cause additional water damage in your home. Not only that but if the condition worsens, you could end up with a flood, especially if the leak causes a rupture in a water line or pipe. To prevent additional water damage, contact an emergency plumber immediately.
Risk of Mold Growth
If you've located a leak in your home, chances are good that mold spores have already started to form. In fact, mold spores can begin to develop within 24-48 hours of the initial moisture exposure. Unfortunately, once mold takes hold, it can be difficult to eradicate. If that happens, you'll be faced with the cost of the plumbing repairs, plus the cost of the mold remediation. Luckily, you can avoid the mold problems altogether by having your leak repaired immediately by an emergency plumbing service.
Increased Water Bills
If you're worried about the cost of calling an emergency plumber for your leak, you need to consider the cost of your increased water usage. While you're waiting for normal business hours to schedule your plumbing repairs, your water is continuing to leak. Unfortunately, the longer you wait for repairs, the more you'll be paying for your next water bill. You can avoid the higher water bill, and prevent water waste, by having the leak repaired promptly.
Additional Repair Costs
Finally, if you're trying to save money on the repair costs, you should consider the additional plumbing damage that could occur while you're waiting for normal business hours. As described earlier, minor leaks can turn into bigger problems the longer the issue goes without repairs. Unfortunately, ruptured water lines are much more expensive to repair that a minor leak. To avoid the repair costs, don't postpone your emergency plumbing repairs.