The Importance of Fixing Leaks Quickly
You walk into your bathroom one morning and you notice a leak from your bathroom. Seeing that the leak is small, you just ignore it. You turn around and you notice some stains and molds growing on the walls of your bathroom… A little bit later you start sneezing.
You also notice, after finishing your business with the toilet, it doesn’t flush as well as it used to when it was brand new. A very frustrating experience! If you’re like the average person, most people ignore leaks – after all, it’s not causing immediate danger and it certainly doesn’t feel urgent.
However, leaking pipes aren’t a small issue. As a matter of fact, you can save yourself a lot of time, money, and headache down the line if you bring awareness to fixing leaks! In this article, we’ll tell you the benefits and consequences of fixing your leaks today.
The Health Consequences
First of all, leaking pipes can cause health issues down the road.
As water spreads on walls, it can not only cause damage; discoloration and water stains, but it can create an atmosphere for bacteria to grow on the walls.
After a little while, mold and mildew can appear and release harmful toxins in the air, the very air you breathe on a daily basis. When we come into contact with these toxins, these substances can not only cause allergic and respiratory problems but also can make us feel really sick.
In addition, water can attract insects, mosquitoes, and other pests. These pests can then bring along germs and diseases, which is never fun for anyone in your home!
Big Financial Savings
A water leak not only poses health issues, but it could also cost you money as well. That’s right, every little drop that accumulates can add costs for you down the line!
Leaking pipes can slowly spread water throughout foundational aspects of your home, affecting the structural integrity of your home.
Over time, this can lead to breakdown, damages, and ultimately bring you unnecessary repair costs. Additionally, that water can flow even when your fixtures are not in use, increasing your utility costs and adding more expenditures to your monthly bills.
Plumbers To The Rescue
Now, who actually fixes leaks? At Oliver's Plumbing, we do, but more specifically, our plumbing technicians.
Our plumbers are professionals who specialize in fixing your busted pipe or broken toilet. We repair and install sewer systems, waterlines, and other appliances to keep your home running smoothly.
Don’t let the molds and awful smells get you down, it’s a sign to take action! Professionals recommend that we check our sewer system and pipes every two years, but what should you do if you notice a leak today?
That’s where we come in. If you suspect a leak somewhere due to noticing mold, smells, or low water pressure, be sure to reach out. If you actually see your pipe leaking, it’s wiser to take immediate action now rather than waiting until it’s too late.