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 crucial to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired immediately. Some homeowners in Kitchener might think, “Oh, it’s just a small water spot, it’s nothing.” But truthfully water damage you can see 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 complete pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or destroy it entirely. If you see any moist spots or suspect a leak, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts immediately to analyze the situation and we can complete your plumbing repair to avoid any more 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 replace your fixture, which may cost between $150 and $500 or more.

Flooring Damage

Just like the walls, a plumbing issue can also cause harm to your floors. Gravity pulls water to roll downhill which can cause leaks under your floors. Buckled and discolored floorboards and unsecured 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 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 may 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 company to remove mold and sections of your wall or floors. Mold can produce severe 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 Kitchener Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts in case you require a plumbing repair.

Don’t ignore leaks thinking 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 taken care of right away. Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts today for emergency plumbing repair or annual plumbing maintenance.

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