Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is never fun and could end up being costly, but it’s important to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired right away. Some homeowners in Hillsborough might think, “Oh, it’s just a small water spot, it’s fine.” But actually water damage you can see is normally just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The tubes for your plumbing system live behind your walls so any leaks, or more severe, a complete pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or wreck it altogether. If you see any moist spots or think there could be a leak, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately to evaluate the situation and we can conduct your plumbing repair to avoid any more damage.

Fixture Damage

Although you may consider plumbing issues as being exclusively in your drains and pipes, leaks and water quality troubles may actually harm your fixtures, including faucets and showerheads. A decayed gasket could become lodged in the plumbing system or lower your water pressure. If not resolved quickly and correctly, you may end up needing to replace your fixture, which could cost between $100 and $550 or more.

Flooring Damage

Same as the walls, a plumbing problem can also cause destruction to your floors. Gravity drives water to run downhill which can result in leaks under your floors. Distorted and discolored floorboards and detached tiles are indications that you may need a plumbing repair. The sooner you call an expert plumber, the better possibility you have of not having to fix all the flooring, so call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as you see any evidence of damage.

Mold Issues

Under particular circumstances, moisture in the walls and floors may lead to mold growth, so if you see any signs that you could need plumbing repair, call right away because you may not just need a plumbing expert – you may also require the service of a mold remediation business to remove mold and parts of your wall or floors. Mold can cause serious health issues so don’t put off dealing with a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

On top of the damage leaks can cause in your home, it may also end up increasing your water bill. Leaks are just what they sound like – leaking water – so they raise your water usage and may rack up a large bill. If your water bill is more than usual, go ahead and call your Hillsborough Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in case you are in need of a plumbing repair.

Don’t ignore leaks expecting they will go away; they don’t fix themselves. Even something that seems like a little plumbing repair issue can turn into a major problem if not resolved right away. Call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for emergency plumbing repair or annual plumbing maintenance.

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