Someone once said that plumbing was the most important invention of all times, and while this statement can be argued, a very strong case can be made in favor of it.
Prior to the common use of indoor plumbing, a lot of people died of dysentery, cholera and other diseases related to hygiene. Millions of lives all over the world have been lost due to a lack of indoor plumbing. The impact of indoor plumbing on society and its ability to save lives can be compared to that of penicillin invention.
Quality plumbing is extremely important, initially when building a house and later when remodeling it. Low quality plumbing on the contrary will result in serious damaging consequences for your property. Some of them are:
- Leaking pipes and faucets that are a huge nuisance for the homeowners
- Unhealthy living conditions
- Increased expenses on repairs
Wet walls often accompany leaky pipes. Damp environment is perfect for mold growth. Exposure to mold triggers respiratory problems, watery eyes, sore throat, nasal and sinus infection, skin irritations, and even asthma.
Choose the durable and high quality plumbing fixtures. Remember that you use them every day, consequently do not save money on installing cheap fittings, because you may have to spend more on their repairs in the future. They are made of thinner materials in comparison with steel, plastic and copper that are used for making solid pipes, thus your living conditions will be affected if you choose cheaper options. Faucets of low quality do not last long either. After you turn them on and off a number of times, they would not shut tight and lead to dripping of water instead. You can also notice that most poor quality plumbing fixtures lose their color and elegant looks with time.
Hiring a right plumbing contractor also matters if you want to properly maintain your plumbing system. You won’t make the right decision on where to install the pipes or why the toilet is leaking (unless you are a professional plumber yourself), so finding a skilled and knowledgeable plumber is a must. It is also crucial to have your plumbing system inspected regularly (even if there is no evident problem) to prevent any hidden issues that might arise unexpectedly. It is like going to the dentist every year to maintain your teeth.
So if any plumbing issues arise, take necessary measures ASAP – call our Brea plumbing technicians today at (714) 919-3992. One common excuse for not taking care of your plumbing needs is “we cannot afford the expenses now”, but if you consider the consequences of failing to take care of those needs, you cannot afford not to.