Have you ever experienced bad plumbing leaks in your home? If you have, was it fixed right away? Or did you wait a few days until you had the time to seek professional help? Well we hope that you acted on the problem immediately. There are several negative effects of plumbing leaks that will not only cause damages on your property but may also compromise your loved ones’ health. Instead of procrastinating and setting repair appointments for later, it will be wise to perform DIY plumbing or call out a professional plumber ASAP. To better understand the negative consequences that may arise from plumbing leaks, let us share this list with you.
1. Leaking pipes may result to indoor flooding which can destroy your home, your appliances and even your furniture. Don’t waste too much money on repairs and replacement just because you don’t want to spare a couple of hours to have your pipes fixed. If you can’t do DIY plumbing, call a professional right away.
2. Molding is also another bad effect of leaks and this should be taken quite seriously. Leaks cause moisture on your walls, on the floors, in the basement and also under your sink. And because of the presence of moisture, these areas in your home promote the growth of molds. These organisms are health hazards that should be removed right away. They can cause infections or diseases that result from allergic reactions.
3. Poor water quality or worse, water contamination, may also be one aftermath of leaking. Sewage and fresh water run on separate pipes in your home. However, when these pipes burst or leak, contamination may happen. If you notice a foul smell coming from your fresh water taps or notice that the water is yellowish or rusty, you have to call a plumber to have your pipes inspected. He can tell whether it’s a corrosion problem or a leak.
4. When pipes inside wall spaces leak, they may cause damage to the walls. If water remains stagnant for such a long span of time, your walls may get deformed or even break. And you know what will come next. You’ll be spending money on supplies and labor to have the walls repaired and replaced!
We hope that you learned a lot from the information we shared with you. And if you need a Fort Lauderdale leak locator service, just give us a call in Plumbers 911 Florida! We deliver exemplary Fort Lauderdale plumbing services including septic tank care, water heater service, drain pipe cleaning and many more! Reach us by calling 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade), 954-468-0512 (Broward) or 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach)!
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