We understand why some people are reluctant to call in plumbers for small things. Really! Bringing in a certified pro for any job can be an expensive proposition, and no one has ever enjoyed having to make an appointment or wait for, say, replacement parts to come in.

It may seem like it’s easier to only call in a plumber when something goes wrong. But taking a “wait and see” or “out of sight, out of mind” approach to your home’s system can actually cost you a lot more in the long term – not just in cash, but time and hassle!

When it comes to your plumbing, be proactive. Today’s minor inconvenience can easily balloon into tomorrow’s crisis. And the longer you wait to address an issue, the more you’re just letting money flow down the drain.

Consider, for instance, that:

  • A leaky faucet, at just one drip per second, can waste nearly 3,000 gallons of water per year
  • A running toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water every day, which can add up to more than $400 a month on your water bill in some cities
  • A water heater that’s over one decade old may be operating at less than 50% efficiency, meaning that you’re both going to use more water and need to pay more for electricity
  • According to the knowledgeable writers over at Angie’s List, the cost of remediating mold growth stemming from even a minor leak can run from $500 to $3000
  • Need to replace water-damaged hardwood floors? Expect to pay between $12 and $30 per square foot

So, with all that being said, we’ve got to ask: Would you rather have to hire a team of plumbers to spend hours at your home to stop a gushing flood? Or would you rather have a pro come in once or twice a year to assess and fix your minor problems before they become full-fledged disasters?

We’d go with option two. Being proactive when it comes to your plumbing today will only save you money and stress tomorrow. Want to get started taking care of your system right now? We’re here to help! Check out our guide to spotting leaks and preventing water damage before it strikes, learn what to do in the event of a major flood emergency, and figure out what you’re looking for in a plumbing pro.

Have any more questions? Ready to get to work? J. Blanton Plumbing is here to help! Drop us a line, day or night, for all of your Chicagoland plumbing and HVAC needs.