Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is never wanted and could end up being costly, but it’s crucial to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired immediately. Some homeowners in Calgary might think, “Oh, it’s just a small water spot, it’s no big deal.” But truthfully water damage you can see is normally just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The lines for your plumbing system are installed behind your walls so any leaks, or more severe, a full pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or destroy it completely. If you see any wet spots or think there could be a leak, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately to evaluate the situation and we can complete your plumbing repair to avoid any additional damage.

Fixture Damage

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

Flooring Damage

Similar to the walls, a plumbing issue can also cause damage to your floors. Gravity forces water to roll downhill which can cause leaks under your floors. Warped and discolored floorboards and loose tiles are signs that you may need a plumbing repair. The sooner you call an expert plumber, the better likelihood you have of not having to repair all the flooring, so call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as you see any signs of damage.

Mold Issues

In certain situations, moisture in the walls and floors could result in mold growth, so if you see any signs that you may need plumbing repair, call right away because you may not just need a plumbing expert – you may also need the service of a mold remediation company to remove mold and sections of your wall or floors. Mold can induce severe health issues so don’t delay calling an expert when you have a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

In addition to the destruction leaks can cause in your home, it may also end up costing you more on your water bill. Leaks are precisely what they sound like – leaking water – so they increase your water usage and may rack up a large bill. If your water bill is costing more than usual, make sure you call your Calgary Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in case you require a plumbing repair.

Don’t fail to address leaks thinking they will disappear; they don’t repair themselves. Even something that seems like a minor 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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