Water in unwanted areas of your home can cause damage and costly repairs. Flooding and other problems usually stem from leaky pipes. Solving the problem of leaking pipes quickly will help you have a better quality plumbing system and keep your home safe.
Leaky pipes can be hard to find a first, but once you notice problems start to appear, you should call a professional plumber to help stop more damage from occurring. Plumbers also offer regular maintenance to help detect pipe leaks or potential cracks before they occur. Having a plumber come into your home and be without water for a few hours may seem annoying, but there are important reasons to improve water leaks.
1- The Growth Of Mold
The most important reason you should repair and prevent pipe leaks is the growth of mold. Mold and mildew growth comes from moisture and just the right temperature. Leaking pipes underneath your home or inside your walls provide the optimal place for mold to spread.
Mold can spread throughout your home if not treated properly. The toxicity of mold can cause major health problems for those that live in your home. Mold poisoning can be hard to recover from and mold and mildew cause other odors in your home too.
2- Save Your Money
Some pipe leaks start small, which makes them hard to detect. Leaks, no matter how small, can impact your water bill. The loss of water can rack up your bill and cost you money if left untreated for too long.
Pipe leaks can get bigger if you do not detect them on time. This can cost you money when the leak causes major damage to your floors, walls, and foundation. Paying a plumber that will treat the problem can be more affordable than paying to treat the water damage.
3- Prevent Flooding
Large quantities of water cause flooding. Flooding in your home is hard to recover from and standing water is another place for mold to grow. If your home has carpet or other soft material, water can seep deep into the fibers and can be hard to fully remove. Fixing pipe leaks and having plumbing inspections can stop flooding from occurring.
4- Poor Water Quality
If other elements such as dirt, drywall, or mold can enter your pipes, the quality of your water will be affected. If you have noticed that your water looks murky or dirty or even smells odd, you may be experiencing a pipe leak.
Not only does dirty water make it hard to wash clothes or dishes, but drinking contaminated water can cause sickness in your family. Taking care of growth and debris in pipes will help improve your water. Re-attaching pipes and patching leaks will keep debris from inside your pipes.
5- Warped Walls And Damaged Foundation
Pipes that run through your walls can spread moisture into the drywall, which will ruin it entirely. Moist spots on your walls are a telltale sign that your pipes are leaking. If you are not sure that the moisture is from your pipes, S&B can assess the problem and give you solutions to fix the problem.
Working With S&B Plumbing
Our team is highly experienced with all unique plumbing problems. Over time, plumbing problems and pipe leaks can make your home unsafe. We know to help you improve all the plumbing in your home. Working with our team gives you great customer experience and quality plumbing work.
Being in business for over 25 years helps us to learn more about new plumbing and housing. We love working with all our customers and work to serve residents in most of Northern Utah. Plumbing is needed in residential and commercial buildings. S&B Plumbing is located in Marriott-Slaterville and is conveniently located to multiple residents. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.