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Water Leaks & The Damage They Cause
Although water leaks aren’t common, when they occur, you must act quickly to minimize the damage. Sadly, many people tend to procrastinate with certain household chores because they don’t seem urgent or they can’t find the time. If you have a water leak you know about, it’s crucial that you get help as soon as possible, and here’s why.
Mold & Mildew
Mold and mildew don’t just look unsightly; they pose serious health problems for you and your family, especially ones with respiratory issues or compromised immune systems. Mold spores cause allergic reactions such as skin irritation, nose and throat inflammation, and coughing and sneezing. The presence of water in the house is the primary cause of mold and mildew buildup.
Suppose you have a leak that’s coming from a broken pipe carrying drinking water into the house. In that case, you’re at risk of getting contaminated water, especially if the contaminants enter through a sudden change in water pressure.
Increased Water Bills
If you have a water leak, not dealing with it quickly can mean higher than average water bills.
When water leaks through the roof, it can cause damage to your attic, which may eventually work its way to your ceilings. Unchecked water damage can weaken the structural integrity of your home, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of needed repairs.
Before you let water damage take hold and wreak havoc in your home, call the professionals at Pristine Plumbing Inc for our trusted water leak repair.
3 Most Common Water Leak Signs
Now that you know how much damage water leaks can cause, it’s essential that you get to know the signs of leaking water. While most leaks are easily detected, some occur behind walls, under floors, or under your home’s foundation, which can wreak havoc if left unchecked. Here are the three most common signs that you have an unseen water leak.
Increase In Water Usage
While water usage naturally fluctuates from season to season, if you notice a steady increase in the amount of water you’re using and haven’t changed your usage habits, it’s a good sign that you have an unseen water leak. You can check to see if you have an unseen water leak by shutting off the water in your home then monitoring your water meter to see if it registers.
The presence of mold in the home almost always points to excess moisture, which could be coming from an unseen water leak. If you can’t see mold, you can identify its presence by musty odors.
Sometimes, moisture damage is right before a homeowner’s eyes, but they don’t recognize it for what it is. The most common place you’ll see moisture damage is beneath the sink or in a wall where a water line runs. Also, be on the lookout for water stains on sheetrock or plaster, or bubbles in the paint, which point to moisture damage.
If you notice any of these signs, call for our water leak detection service as soon as possible to identify where the problem is and repair it.
If you have a clog in your plumbing system, but can’t locate it, contact us for our sewer video inspection service.