What is one of the worst things you could experience when you pull up to your home after a hard day at work? How about opening your door to a deluge of water? You’d better hope your homeowner’s insurance is in force, because the average water damage claim in the US costs about $8,000. One of our client’s claims cost over $30,000 to repair the damage.
In the past six months, we have had three customers who experienced this exact occurrence, and each time, the same culprit was responsible: a broken toilet supply line. Broken toilet supply lines are the major cause of flooding in homes today.
If you have toilet supply lines that look like either of the pictures below, you should be concerned.
If the prospect of tearing out your carpet, your cabinets, your furniture and removing the bottom 18″ of drywall doesn’t appeal to you, it would be wise to change out your toilet supply lines. If they are the supply lines pictured that have a plastic nut where the supply line attaches to the toilet, you should strongly consider replacing them immediately.
While these supply lines have been used for years with few problems, as they age, the plastic nut becomes brittle. Usually they crack at the mold seam and a small leak develops. However, there is the strong possibility that they will crack entirely and detach completely from the toilet.
If that happens, there is going to be a lot of water flowing.
If you’re not at home, it’s going to be a disaster. While manufacturers still make these plastic supply lines, we only install supply lines with metal nuts.
At Sav-On Plumbing, we feel an obligation to inform our customers, and our future customers, of a potential disaster, and offer a reasonable solution to this potential problem. If you have any of these supply lines in your home, give us a call.
We offer a special service rate where we will visit your home and change all your toilet supply lines at a minimal charge. Our visit also includes a complimentary, whole-home plumbing inspection, as well.
Call us today for more information.