If we ignore broken things long enough, they break other things. Often times we don’t notice the peripheral damage until we finally prioritise the repair. What is then intended to improve the situation ends up breaking even more things.
A quick repair job is too little too late. It reveals the dire state of affairs hidden beneath the shiny surface.
It’s easy to blame the repair guy. After all, he made it worse.
In reality, the leaky faucet left for years without attention made it worse. The repair guy just made it obvious.