Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is never wanted and can end up being pricey, but it’s critical to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired as soon as possible. Some homeowners in Cleveland might think, “Oh, it’s just a small water spot, it’s no big deal.” But honestly water damage that is visual is usually just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The tubes for your plumbing system are installed behind your walls so any leaks, or more severe, a full pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or ruin it entirely. If you see any water damage or suspect a leak, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right away to evaluate the situation and we can complete your plumbing repair to avoid any more damage.

Fixture Damage

Although you may think of plumbing issues as being exclusively in your drains and pipes, leaks and water quality problems may actually harm your fixtures, including faucets and showerheads. A rotted gasket could become stuck in the plumbing lines or reduce your water pressure. If not resolved quickly and correctly, you might end up needing to purchase a new fixture, which may cost between $100 and $500 or more.

Flooring Damage

Similar to the walls, a plumbing complication can also cause damage to your floors. Gravity pulls water to roll downhill which can cause leaks under your floors. Contorted and discolored floorboards and unsecured tiles are evidence that you may need a plumbing repair. The earlier you call an expert plumber, the better chance you have of not having to replace all the flooring, so call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as you see any evidence of damage.

Mold Issues

In certain situations, moisture in the walls and floors may result in mold growth, so if you see any marks that you may need plumbing repair, call immediately because you may require more than a plumbing expert – you may also require the service of a mold remediation professional to remove mold and segments of your wall or floors. Mold can induce serious health issues so don’t delay calling an expert when you have a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

In addition to the harm leaks can cause in your home, it will also end up increasing your water bill. Leaks are just what they sound like – leaking water – so they raise your water usage and may earn you a large bill. If your water bill is more than usual, make sure you call your Cleveland Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in case you are in need of a plumbing repair.

Don’t disregard leaks expecting they will vanish; they don’t fix themselves. Even something that seems like a small plumbing repair issue can turn into a major problem if not repaired right away. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for emergency plumbing repair or standard plumbing maintenance.

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