When you think of problems with your plumbing, you likely have visions of burst pipes gushing water all over your floors. But usually, plumbing problems are more subtle than that, and the threats they pose are more subtle, though just as damaging.
If you do not properly maintain your plumbing, you can experience serious problems that can not only threaten your house, but also your health. Here are a few of the health risks you can experience from neglected plumbing that needs Aliso Viejo repiping:
Mold and Mildew
Even a small leak can cause extensive water damage in your home. Yet, if the leak is small enough, you may not even know it. A small leak can cause a steady drip of water in your ceiling, walls, or floors, and that can create moist conditions that allow mold and mildew to thrive. The same conditions can allow bacteria, fungi, and dust mites to thrive.
Mold, mildew, bacteria, fungi, and dust mites can all cause serious respiratory distress, including coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. If you have asthma, these conditions can seriously exacerbate your condition. The more extensive the growth of these elements, the more profound the affect can be on your breathing. Some mold can even be life-threatening.
By getting regular inspections, you can discover problems early and make repipe repair in Aliso Viejo as needed to prevent the creation of damp environments that can cause these health dangers.
Your pipes can become clogged with sediment over time, such as heavy metals and organic matter. Not only can that buildup of sediment threaten the health of your pipes, but it can also threaten your health. The minerals and other contaminants can get into the water that you drink or that you use to brush your teeth or to bathe.
The exact health risks depend on the matter that is building up in your pipes. However, potential risks include diarrhea, hepatitis A, dysentery, and even typhoid.
You will have a clue that sediment is blocking your pipes by fluctuations in your water pressure or strange smells or colors to your water. However, the best thing you can do is get an annual inspection to ensure that your pipes are free and clear. Your San Diego plumber will also look for problems that could allow for the buildup of sediment, such as loose-fitting connections or breakdown in the pipes.
Injury from Damage
One of the biggest dangers that problem pipes pose is that they will leak water. Depending on how long the problem goes unnoticed, your house can suffer serious water damage. Your floors, ceilings, and walls can become rotted, depending on where your pipes are located and how far the damage is allowed to spread.
You could step on a rotted floor board and fall right through, leading to serious injury. Or a piece of ceiling could break free and fall right on your head. You could become seriously hurt. It’s critical that you keep an eye on your plumbing to prevent this type of damage from ever happening.
Keeping your plumbing health is not just a matter of saving yourself on repipe repair down the road. It also helps you to keep your home and your family safe. Untended plumbing problems can lead to major damage in your homes and serious health problems or injury for your family. Get a routine plumbing inspection in San Diego to discover those problems in their earliest stages, and get repipe repair as soon as you need it. Consider repiping as your system ages and before serious problems start developing.
Integrity Repipe of California can help you keep your plumbing system in top condition so you can rely on a safe water supply for many years to come. Our company has been voted #1 in the country for copper repiping, but we work with all types of piping materials, and we are specialists in PEX piping. We can inspect your system and diagnose the cause of low water pressure, high water bills, bad tasting water, and more. We are a one call fixes all shop. Call us today to talk with a repiping plumber about your concerns and to schedule a consultation.
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Integrity Repipe Inc – Long Beach, CA
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Integrity Repipe Inc – Aliso Viejo, CA
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Aliso Viejo, CA 92656