How Minor Plumbing Issues Can Become Serious Ones

Many common plumbing issues can lead to severe concerns if left unmaintained, like clogged drains, slow leaks, and low water pressure. No one would knowingly ignore a leaking pipe with water gushing all over the floor, but it’s easy to ignore a leaking faucet or a running toilet. While both are leaks, for some reason, only one seems urgent. Minor plumbing issues can be a sign that your plumbing system needs inspection. When minor plumbing issues are ignored, they can compound into a severe problem to your home’s larger system. There are consequences for ignoring plumbing issues.

Clogs: A clogged drain is annoying, but it can also be a symptom of a more serious plumbing issue. When clogged drains back up into a home, it can be a safety hazard as well. Clogged drains are symptomatic of poor plumbing maintenance. Foreign objects like hair, plant roots, and food byproduct can wreak havoc on your plumbing system, causing clogs, which can eventually lead to serious backups and serious plumbing issues.

Low Water Pressure: When the water delivered to your fixture are low flow and slowed, it can be a symptom of problems on our line. It can also be a consequence of shoddy plumbing repairs. Low water pressure can also cause additional wear and tear on your plumbing fixtures.

Leaks: All leaks are bad. Any leak you find in your home should be fixed immediately to prevent damage to your home. Unfortunately, there are some leaks many homeowners view as inconvenient but inconsequential. It’s important to remember that all leaks can be harmful to your plumbing system and contribute to water waste, which is bad for the environment. So, every leak, no matter how small, should be handled promptly.

These 4 Common Plumbing Issues Can Lead to Serious Complications

We’ve compiled a list of the plumbing issues that often lead to serious complications if left unrepaired. These small issues are sometimes overlooked because they are seen as plumbing annoyances instead of actual plumbing problems.

Here are a few issues that can stem from neglected plumbing maintenance:

Flooding: Small plumbing leaks can lead to larger plumbing problems over time. When a plumbing system isn’t maintained, it can lead to blocked plumbing pipes. Those pipes can burst into the walls, damaging your home and belongings.

Mold: Standing water and plumbing issues create a ripe environment for mold growth. Dampness and heightened moisture cause mold and mildew to thrive in your home, which is bad for your health. Mold can quickly grow in your home and cause problems. It is not a problem to be ignored.

Insects: if you allow dampness and moisture to become unregulated in your home, it can lead to an infestation of bugs attracted to pooling water near leaking pipes.

Sewer Line Damage: If your plumbing fixtures are not maintained, it can lead to serious damage to your pipes. When fixtures like your toilets or sinks are not kept in good condition, they can back up into your sewer line, which can lead to serious damages to your sewer line. When your sewer line is backed up, it can push raw sewage into your home – a serious safety hazard.

Fast and Affordable Leak Detection and Repair by Licensed Professionals

At Wallner Plumbing Heating & Air, we have over 50 years of experience providing high-quality plumbing services customers can rely on to work when they need it. Our team of licensed and trained professionals can help you keep your plumbing system maintained. Call us today at (530) 475-6687 to schedule a consultation for an inspection.