Your plumbing system, when maintained well, is part of a simple, effective system in your home. Occasionally, though, your plumbing will need some fixes to work optimally. Pipe leaks are one of the problems you may encounter. These seem fairly benign, but they can actually do some serious damage to your home if not taken care of promptly. What are some of the added costs of pipe leaks?
Pipe Leaks can Lead to Mold
Left untreated, pipe leaks damage your walls. When pipes running behind your walls begin to leak, the water ends up moistening your drywall. This eventually soaks through the walls and produces wet spots. If left untreated, over time that moisture can lead to black mold which would require a mold remediation service and the potential removal and reinstallation of large sections of your wall. This can cost you a bundle and could be avoided by having pipe leaks treated immediately.
Damage to Flooring & Fixtures
Leaking water can also cause damage to your flooring. In bathrooms, tiles may become loose next to the bathtub or shower stall. In the kitchen, floorboards next to your dishwasher or refrigerator can become warped or discolored. If your pipe leaks are left untreated, the water can seep through to the subflooring which can incur significant repair costs. Pipe leaks can also cause some problems with your water fixtures like tap and shower heads. In some cases, the fixtures may stop working altogether.
How to Tell if You Have a Leak
Keeping an eye out for potential leaks and having them treated immediately is the best way to prevent the added damage that comes with pipe leaks. In the bathroom, look out for low water pressure in your shower. If you notice excess water on your bathroom floor and loose tiles, it may be an indication that there is a problem with your tub plumbing. And kitchen sinks that rattle when in operation is a sign that you may have a leak in your kitchen plumbing. Contact a professional plumbing company immediately if you see any of these signs!
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.