As important as our services are to the smooth operation of your home, as well as to the comfort of your family, we understand well why “time to call the plumber” are not words a homeowner wants to hear or speak.

Plumbing services can be expensive

As much as we enjoy serving our clients, we want you to save as much money as possible when it comes to plumbing upkeep and repair

That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the most expensive plumbing issues and how you can avoid them

Please note that many of these issues such as a water leak, can seem innocuous. But some of the most “simple” of issues can be the most costly.

  • For example, if your faucet “squeaks” or even makes a kind of screeching noise when you use it could mean that its air bleed-off system isn’t working properly. Should the system continue to malfunction, you can have an expensive repair.
  • A “simple” water leak can cost you hundreds of dollars. If it goes undetected behind a wall or in a crawl space you could eventually see mold and rot problems appear. These types of conditions can cost you a lot of money to eradicate – and this doesn’t include the increase in your water bill from a persistent, hidden leak.  Mold and rot also can cause health hazards in the home. What’s more, if the leak goes undetected for a long time, a homeowner may see additional costs to repair process, such as repairing/replacing drywall, etc. To prevent this, it’s a good idea to check enclosed spaces – such as under sinks, in crawl spaces, etc. – regularly for leaks.

A local plumber working outside

It looks innocuous enough, but a leaky faucet – especially if it goes undetected – can cost you big time.

  • Mineral deposits can build up in your home’s water heater over time, which could result in clogs that reduce your water pressure. Some older water heaters also may become rusty as they age, possibly affecting the quality of your water. We recommend that you have a professional plumber flush your water heater routinely in order to increase the lifespan of the heater, as well as to catch any problems that may have cropped up before they become major issues. Replacing a water heater is a big expense and you want to ensure that the one you have works efficiently for as long as possible.
  • Does your toilet back up frequently? If so, this could be a sign that your septic tank needs emptying or a tree root has obstructed a sewer pipe or line. Check your septic tank’s level regularly so that you don’t need an emergency emptying. If on a sewer line, check trees near your home to see if their roots might become a problem at some point. If you feel the trees are becoming too large and are too close to your home, consider having them removed. Tree removal tends to be less expensive than repairing a sewer line.

If you’ve found a leaky pipe, damaged pipe, have an old water heater, or otherwise have discovered a “small” plumbing problem, contact the expert Dallas plumbers at Plumbing Dynamics soon – before the small leak becomes a big problem. Give us a call at 214-929-3431 or send us an e-mail using our online contact form.

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