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The Hidden Cost of Ignoring Plumbing Maintenance

Your plumbing system spans from your bathroom sink to the garbage disposal in the kitchen, the toilet to the sprinkler system outside, and all of it matters. It’s all interconnected. So what happens when you ignore maintenance in one area? It can impact your entire plumbing system in one way or another.

Having plumbing in Germantown, MD means maintenance, otherwise you risk so many individual plumbing problems that compile into one big mess. You know you should keep your maintenance appointment, but let’s detail all the reasons why.

Small Problems Get Worse Over a Short Amount of Time

Whether it’s something as simple as a drain clog, the problem only gets worse with time—and it doesn’t take long. A drain clog indicates that there’s already a problem that’s been slowly building over time, so by the time it’s big enough to catch your attention, it’s already pretty bad.

Apply the same logic to a damaged garbage disposal, leaking water heater, and it’s true everywhere you look: leaving a problem to sit ensures it will be bigger and likely more costly later on down the line.

Additional Wear and Tear From Poor Maintenance Planning

Wear and tear can be thought of as time + usage + degradation. The trick is to find a way to degrade, or use up the proverbial wear and tear budget of your plumbing systems, as slowly as possible.

While you can’t avoid wear and tear, you don’t want to speed it up. Leaving your plumbing system in disrepair due to lack of annual maintenance just creates more problems and exacerbates the ones you already have. All this boils down to more emergency repairs and system malfunctions as time goes on. This can affect your boiler, water heater, faucets, drains, sewer line, and more.

Unnecessary Repair Costs Greatly Outweigh Maintenance Appointment Costs

When you inevitably encounter these repairs down the line, you should know that many of them are entirely preventable thanks to maintenance. While even a well-maintained plumbing system will run into repair problems, they’ll be far fewer than they would be if maintenance is ignored.

These repairs are typically less expensive as well. Maintenance appointments help you avoid larger plumbing and more pricey issues, like a broken sewer line, multiple pipe leaks, and frequent complete weather heater breakdowns.

While the short-term cost of plumbing maintenance can be frustrating to deal with, the benefits of annual maintenance appointments greatly outweigh the headache and financial burden of frequent, sudden emergency plumbing repairs.

Maintenance is a Must-Have, No Matter What

Skipping out on maintenance leads to regret down the line. If you face budgeting concerns about scheduling maintenance appointments, aim to have maintenance done during the least stressful time of the year for you and your family. Whatever the case is, find a way to make it work—it can’t be ignored.

Contact us today to schedule your next plumbing appointment for installations, repair, or maintenance. At Tuckers Air Conditioning and Heating, We’ve been exceeding expectations since 1995.