Many home and business owners are surprised to find out just how much damage a small water leak can cause. Going beyond just damage, leaky pipes can cause serious health problems.
Unfortunately, plumbing leaks don’t fix themselves, the damage they cause just gets worse. And so does the inevitably of a moisture rich environment where mold, mildew, and fungi grows. Hazards such as these cause a host of respiratory problems that can be very serious.
These indoor pollutants can reach levels 2 to 5 times higher than levels outdoors. According to studies done by the EPA, in some cases these indoor levels can even be higher.
“Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. The problems they cause can be subtle and do not always produce easily recognized or immediate impacts on health.” - “Questions About Your Community: Indoor Air,” US EPA
What type of health conditions can mold from water leaks cause?
Take note, these conditions are more server if someone has existing allergies, asthma, and respiratory conditions.
Irritation of the nose, throat, and skin
Red and itchy eyes
Sneezing and coughing
Spores from mold, mildew, and fungi, can go undetected in the air. Not only are they breathed in, they can also be found on surfaces in your home.
The First Step
If an undetected water leak is not located and repaired, the problem will just get worse. But locating moisture between walls, behind sinks, under the floor or in the ceiling, isn’t always easy.
Don’t worry, the Leak Doctor is on your side. We use cutting edge technology that combines equipment and techniques developed in-house, as well as the best training available. Equally important is the experience of our technicians, who receive continuous hands-on training at our state-of-the-art training facility.
We have found thousands of leaks in single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, and more.
Most importantly, our services are accurate and non-invasive, saving you money in the total cost of the repair and eliminating the time spent digging up your property looking for the leak.