Do-it-yourself repairs can save homeowners a lot of money, and while there’s certainly a place for DIY, it’s not in water leaks. Trying to save a few dollars by repairing leaky pipes on your own can end up causing significant damage to your home. A $50 fix could quickly turn into a $2,000 repair.
It’s best to leave damaged pipes are leak repairs to the professionals, and here’s why.
Wasted Time, Money, and Effort
Consider this scenario. You find a small leak under your facet, so you spend a few minutes clearing out the cabinet under the sink and get down to examine it. It looks pretty straightforward, so you head to the home improvement store to grab the part you think you need.
Once you get back, you turn off the water to the sink and start taking it apart. You quickly realize that you don’t have the right tools, so you head back to the store to get what you need. You’re finally back with all the right tools and ready to replace the part. But once you get going, you realize you bought the wrong part, and it won’t fit.
By this point, you’ve sunk several hours and multiple trips to the store into this repair. You’ve probably spent as much on parts and tools as you would have if you’d just called a plumber in the first place.
Water Damage Happens Fast
Even a minor repair can turn into a disaster quickly. All it takes is a loose joint to cause mold growth, rot, and other severe damage to your home. These connections are often behind walls where you may not see or hear dripping water until it’s too late and you’ve got a significant problem on your hands.
Trust the repair to a professional plumber from the beginning so you can make sure everything is done correctly and your home will be protected from further water damage.
Keep Your Home and Family Safe
The average person uses 80-100 gallons of water each day. Water in the home is commonly used for drinking, cooking, showering, washing dishes, and brushing teeth. Your family trusts that the water in your home is safe, but what happens if a botched pipe repair causes the water to become contaminated? Drinking contaminated water can quickly cause illness and infection. Call a plumber to handle your water leaks for you, so you don’t have to worry about putting your home and family at risk.
Quick Quality Plumbing Can Help
If you find a water leak in your home or business, Quick Quality Plumbing is here to help. Our expert team of licensed plumbers can repair water leaks quickly and effectively so you can move on knowing your plumbing is in good hands. We offer a full range of plumbing services, including water heater replacement and repair, repiping, plumbing installation, 24/7 emergency services, and more.
Our client-focused services are available in American Fork, Orem, Provo, and Lehi, Utah, and the other cities throughout Utah County. Call Quick Quality Plumbing today for a free quote or schedule your plumbing service!