Last week’s blog talked about why a plumbing pipe can spring a leak inside your wall. But why is it so important to detect and repair even the smallest leak?
The effects of a plumbing leak can be significant
Compromising the integrity of the home’s structure
The water from even a small leak is absorbed by the materials that make up your home. Slowly deteriorating and weakening wood and drywall. It can even lead to the corrosion of metal and wiring.
The growth of mold and mildew
It doesn't take long (less that 24 hours) for mold and mildew to start to grow. Not only damaging materials, but also the health of your family.
Invasion of pests
Pests seek out these types of wet environments. Especially, termites and cockroaches. Which brings about their own consequences.
High water bill
You would be surprised just how much water a small leak waste. Increasing your water bill, while decreasing your home's value.
Water damage can be very misleading
Sneaking into the smallest of crevasses and trapping pockets of saturation. Undetected dampness or moisture will continue to cause destruction. Often times this type of issue can only be sensed by sophisticated moisture detection equipment.
It is important to act quickly. The longer you wait the more damage is caused, the higher the cost of repairs.
Though you may be tempted to contact a plumber, they typically don’t have the proper equipment to locate a water leak without tearing into walls or flooring.
The qualified professionals at the Leak Doctor take the guess work out of locating a water intrusion. We have the latest equipment and advanced technology to quickly solve your crisis. Specifically, trained in detecting even the smallest leaks.
Our services are accurate and non-invasive, saving you money in the total cost of repair and inconvenience of time spent digging up your property looking for the leak.
Water leaks can start as just a trickle, but progress quickly, the easiest and most cost-effective way of solving the problem is to contact the Leak Doctor. We are here to help you with all your water leak issues.