How Much Damage Can A Small Plumbing Leak Cause?

You may suspect a water leak, but you may think it’s just a small leak, how much damage could it cause? You may not even know where it is located, so how would you even go about repairing it? 

The last thing you want is to hire someone who starts digging up your yard or breaking into walls. You also don’t want an expensive bill or the job of cleaning up!

How Much Damage Can A Small Plumbing Leak Cause? - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - ThinkstockPhotos-532020303(1)So, how much damage can that small water leak cause?

Problem #1: Increase in your water costs

Even a small water leak ends up wasting a lot of water, especially it is leaking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All that wasted water gets expensive! The increase in your water bill adds up. The longer you allow the leak to continue, the more it will cost. 

Problem #2: Mold and Mildew 

Dark, damp environments is the perfect place for mold thrives. And we all know it doesn’t take long for mold to grow in our humid conditions. 

Mold releases spores into the air, a lot of spores, this is dangerous for everyone. Creating havoc for those who have allergies and asthma. These spores also cause respiratory problems and health issues. 

Mold can easily compromise the structural integrity of a building, eating away at materials. 

Problem #3: Contaminated Water

If a plumbing pipe has a leak, especially those located underground, it is compromised, allowing dirt and contaminants to enter them.  Inevitably, these hazardous substances  make their way into your drinking water!

Problem #4: Pest Intrusion

Pests such as rodents, ants, and termites, are attracted to water for nourishment. Around leaks are the perfect place for these pests to make their home. Quickly infesting your home. 

Repairing Plumbing Leaks Will Save You Money!

Locating and repairing a water leak sooner than later will save you money and a lot of headaches. Reducing water waste, prevent damage from water, and reduct the risk of contamination and mold. 

Be on the look out for any signs of a water leak. If you suspect a leak, contact the Leak Doctor for help.  We will locate and repair your leak with the least amount of destruction. 

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