A plumbing leak is one of the most common plumbing problems you are likely to face. A lot of things can cause a leak, including loose seals and connections, pitting and other corrosion, expansion and contraction of pipes, and even intruding tree roots. Working closely with a plumber to get regular inspections and PEX repipe repair and other repair when you need it can help you minimize the risk of leaks.
Leaks can be a serious problem, but not everyone recognizes them as such. Some people just put a bucket under a drip and leave it. But letting a leak go unrepaired can cause a lot of problems for you and your home. Here are just five reasons why you need to investigate and repair your plumbing leaks:
High Water Bills
Leaking pipes mean you have water that is going onto the floor, into the ground, and any other place that is not being put to use. You are paying for water going through your system that you are not using for drinking, cleaning your house, cleaning your laundry, cleaning your body, cooking, or some other purpose.
You may not think that a small leak will cost you enough to worry about immediately. However, keep in mind that leaks don’t stop until you call a plumber to put a stop to them. That water will keep dripping (or gushing) and adding to your bill, month after month, until you do something about it.
Questionable Water Quality
If water can get out of your system (through an outlet other than a faucet), that means that things can get into your system. Minerals, pesticides, bacteria, pests, and more can all be in your system. Are those really things that you want in your drinking water? Or washing over your body in the shower?
Call a repiping plumber as soon as you suspect you may have a link. You will ensure the high quality of your water for the safety of your family.
Damage to the Property
Water carved out the Grand Canyon. Water has brought down monuments. If you think that water isn’t going to be a problem for your property, think again. Even a slow and steady drip can cause extensive damage to your home over time, and it can promote the spread of deadly mold throughout the property.
You may notice signs of a leak before you have a leak, such as yellow or brown spots on the walls or ceiling, a strange sound in the walls, or rising water bills. Call a plumber as soon as you notice these signs so you can get the repair you need and minimize the damage to your property if there is a leak.
Damage to Nearby Property
Many modern homes are built very close to each other. In some cases, they are even touching, such as townhomes and condos. If you have a leak, you could be damaging your property, as well as those around you. Not only will you have to pay for the damage to your own property, but you will be liable for the damage to those properties, as well. If mold spreads to the other property, you could also be responsible for the medical bills if the family’s health is negatively affected.
Take action as soon as possible if you suspect a leak. You’ll save yourself a lot of money and preserve your neighborly relations.
Waste of Natural Resources
If you care anything at all about the environment, you should recognize that a leak is a waste of natural resources. That is water going straight into the ground or other places where it cannot be useful. Our growing population is putting great demand on our water supply, and many places, including California, frequently experience drought. Fixing leaks is one thing you can do to protect our water supply and to be a better environmental citizen.
Don’t let leaks go. Pay close attention to your property and your water usage, and call a repiping plumber as soon as you suspect that there’s a problem. Doing so will protect the quality of your water, save you a lot of money, and ensure that you are doing your part to protect our natural resources.
Integrity Repipe can help if you suspect a leak in your California home or business. We offer repipe repair to take care of trouble spots that are causing leaks or other issues. If you are experiencing recurrent leaks, or if your leak is the result of corrosion or an aging system, we can discuss your whole-house repiping options. We are specialists in PEX piping, which is a corrosion-resistant material that does not require as many connections as traditional piping, and therefore has fewer vulnerabilities to leaks. Contact us today to talk with a repiping plumber about your needs or to schedule an inspection and consultation.
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