Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is always a pain and can end up being costly, but it’s important to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired as soon as possible. Some homeowners in Kitchener might think, “Oh, it’s just a little water spot, it’s nothing.” But actually water damage that is visual is usually just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The tubes for your plumbing system run behind your walls so any leaks, or more severe, a total pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or ruin it altogether. If you see any moist spots or think there could be a leak, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts immediately to analyze the situation and we can complete your plumbing repair to avoid any further damage.

Fixture Damage

While you may think of plumbing issues as being exclusively in your drains and pipes, leaks and water quality troubles may actually damage your fixtures, including faucets and showerheads. A deteriorated gasket could become stuck in the plumbing pipes or decrease your water pressure. If not fixed quickly and correctly, you may end up needing to purchase a new fixture, which may cost between $150 and $500 or more.

Flooring Damage

Just like the walls, a plumbing problem can also cause harm to your floors. Gravity pulls water to roll downhill which can result in leaks under your floors. Buckled and discolored floorboards and unsecured tiles are signs that you may need a plumbing repair. The earlier you call an expert plumber, the better likelihood you have of not having to replace all the flooring, so call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts as soon as you see any signs of damage.

Mold Issues

Under particular circumstances, moisture in the walls and floors can cause mold growth, so if you see any marks that you might need plumbing repair, call as soon as possible because you may not just need a plumbing expert – you may also require the service of a mold remediation professional to remove mold and sections of your wall or floors. Mold can cause severe health issues so don’t delay calling an expert when you have a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

On top of the damage leaks can cause in your home, it will also end up costing you more on your water bill. Leaks are exactly 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, go ahead and call your Kitchener Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts in case you require a plumbing repair.

Don’t ignore leaks thinking they will disappear; they don’t fix themselves. Even something that seems like a little plumbing repair issue can turn into a major problem if not taken care of right away. Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts today for emergency plumbing repair or annual plumbing maintenance.

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