What Happens When You Put Off Home Repairs?

Why You Should Never Put Off Home Repairs

When the whole family’s schedules are as hectic as they are, the last thing you want to think about is picking up the phone and scheduling an appointment to fix the sink or clear the clogged drain. But doing so in the moment could save you from a much bigger schedule interruption later on.

You may have heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This is definitely true when it comes to home repairs. By putting off repairs, you are essentially allowing small problems to become big ones. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the things that can happen when you put off home repairs.

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Water Damage

One of the most common problems that can occur when you put off home repairs is water damage. Water damage can be caused by a number of things, including leaks in your:

  • Pipes
  • Toilet
  • Water heater
  • Washing machine or dishwasher
  • Roof

Other fixtures

If left unrepaired, these leaks can lead to serious water damage. In some cases, water damage can even lead to mold growth, damaging your home and affecting your family's health.

Structural Damage

Another problem that can occur when you put off home repairs is structural damage. This is especially common in older homes, but it can happen to any home. Structural damage is caused by things like foundation problems, rot, and termites. If left unrepaired, structural damage can make your home unsafe and, in extreme cases, even lead to its collapse.

HVAC Failures

Putting off a seasonal maintenance appointment can be detrimental to your HVAC system. These appointments allow your technician to spot and repair any issues that have or could arise and affect your home’s comfort.

If between maintenance appointments you discover a heating or cooling problem, call AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling straight away! Putting off a repair will only lead to an inconvenient system failure. Imagine losing AC on the hottest day of the summer because you didn’t schedule repairs when you needed them?

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Schedule Repairs Today!

If you needed a sign to finally pick up the phone and give us a call, this is it! AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is ready to solve all your plumbing and HVAC problems year-round. Give us a call at (516) 217-2196 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.