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Here are some home repairs you should not ignore.

It can be tempting to put off the latest issue in your home that’s in need of repair. You may come up with excuses for procrastinating: you’re busy, it doesn’t fit in the budget, or you’ll just handle it tomorrow. While there may have been repairs you have been able to put off or get lucky, there are many areas of your home you will regret ignoring.

In this article, we will touch on what those three areas are and why you will want to jump up to call an expert ASAP. Most importantly, we’ll review how to be proactive in making sure nothing worse comes out of what started as a much simpler, affordable repair.

Check out our latest infographic for even more home repairs you should tackle right away.

Roof Leaks

Structural roof leaks primarily stem from missing or damaged roof shingles, leaving your roof exposed and unprotected. If left unnoticed or without repairs, a roof leak is bound to occur. Depending on how long the roof leak is neglected, even more problems could arise.

Some of these consequences include the following:

* Water damage
* Mold growth
* Necessary roof replacement

Just so you have a ballpark number of what each of those repairs would then cost, let’s run the numbers. Water damage costs about $2,700 depending on the square footage, mold remediation costs about $500 – $6,000 depending on the severity, and replacing your entire roof costs about $4,000 – $10,000 depending on the materials needed. Now you should have a clear idea of how expensive and disastrous roof leaks can be if left unaddressed.

HVAC Issues

Ignoring signs of problems with your HVAC system can turn into a financial nightmare down the road for different reasons. While you might be able to put up with some pesky noises coming from your furnace now, you may not want to put up with the cost of replacing the entire system when it eventually fails from being left unattended over time.

Installing a new air conditioner can generally cost between $3,000-$6,000, while replacing a gas furnace can range anywhere from $2,200-$6,000. If you haven’t been already, it’s time to pay closer attention to your HVAC unit if it’s short cycling, your energy bills are spiking, it’s performing poorly, or it’s making strange noises.

Plumbing Problems

Putting off plumbing problems can lead to much more serious issues. What might start as a clogged sewer line from bad disposal habits (e.g., pouring cooking grease down the drain) can potentially lead to a sewer backup that causes severe water damage and costs between $2,000-$10,000 to clean up.

Pipe bursts and leaks due to wearing can cause water damage and mold growth that costs $2,000-$5,000 to fix. Water heater corrosion and excess pressure can give rise to tank failure or burst that resulted in a home flood ranging from $1,000-$3,000 in just cleanup costs.

Don’t wait a second longer, act now!

If you currently know of or suspecting any signs of these HVAC or plumbing problems, call your local HVAC company immediately to take control of the problem before the problem grows and takes control of your home and future budget. Schedule an inspection, routine maintenance, or repair today!

Home Repairs That Shouldn't Be Ignored For A Long Time

Created by Duffett Plumbing, Heating & AC