Even the best plumbing will experience problems once in a while. A connection might come loose, sediment might clog up a line, or the water pressure might vary. Typically, a quick repair will set everything right again.
Sometimes, those small problems seem to never end, and they may eventually lead to big problems. You may start to slap small patches on the issues, such as putting a bucket under a leak or learning to live with low water pressure. But this would be a big mistake. Ignoring plumbing problems can lead to much bigger problems down the road, including needing repiping in California. Here are some other common dangers of ignoring your faulty plumbing:
Faulty plumbing often leads to leaks. Some are big and obvious, but many are slow and unnoticeable. You can have water leaking behind your walls for months and not realize it. You may never notice any water stains, smells, or other signs of a leak.
One way you can know that you are leaking water is that your water bill is getting higher – or, conversely, that it is not going down even though you are making conservation efforts. Allowing the problem to go on is going to cost you a lot of money in high water bills. You’re also going to be contributing to the waste of critical, natural resources. Call a plumber when you notice high water bills to have your system inspected and make any necessary repairs.
Growth of Mold
Leaking water creates the perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow. A steady supply of water, a dark place, and warm conditions – such as are present behind a wall or in a crawl space where a leak is happening – will lead to fast growth of both mold and mildew, which can be dangerous for your family and harmful to your home.
You may have a lot of mold in your home without realizing it at first since it can grow behind your walls and in your crawl space without you seeing it. By the time it comes through the walls, floors, or ceilings, you will have a big problem on your hands that will be hard and expensive to correct. Make sure you are getting regular plumbing inspections so you can correct any issues before you have a stealth mold problem on top of plumbing repairs.
Damage to Your Home
Water can slowly cause extensive damage to your home, if given enough time. Faulty plumbing can lead to drips and leaks that can steadily expose the materials in your home to water, causing wood, drywall, and other materials to soften and rot. The water can even lead to damage to your electrical system or the reduced efficiency of things like insulation.
Again, the key to fending off damage is to take proactive steps so that you can prevent plumbing problems before they start or you can make repairs as early as possible. By the time you notice this kind of damage to your home, you’ve already had a plumbing issue for quite some time.
Once you have a plumber inspect your system, you can get a better idea of what you’re up against. You may be able to make a small repair and move forward. Or you may discover that your system is aging out or experiencing widespread problems, in which case a whole-house repipe is likely necessary. Talk to a specialty repiping plumber to get a comprehensive assessment of your system. By taking the right actions early, you can save your home from damage and save yourself thousands of dollars and hours of heartache.
Integrity Repipe is the repiping company that California residents trust for their repipe repair and their total repiping. Our plumbers are repiping experts, and they can quickly diagnose your system to determine where you need repairs and whether a more comprehensive repiping would serve you best. We work with all types of piping, but we specialize in PEX piping, which is a specialty pipe that is non-corrosive, easy to install, and long-lasting. Contact us today in California to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation with a repiping plumber.
Published by – Integrity Repipe Inc
Integrity Repipe Inc – Aliso Viejo, CA
27068 La Paz Rd #771
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656