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Leaking Pipes – Why Even Small Leaks Should Not Be Neglected

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Leaking pipes can waste water, damage the environment and your home, and leave you with a nasty water bill at the end of the month. Health is also of concern when leaks occur. Small leaks are not always easy to find and you may not know that a leak has formed.

Small leaks will manifest themselves in the form of mold, fungi and mildew. Along with the repair costs and potential further damage to your property, more important are the health problems that leaks can cause. Respiratory problems can develop if the leaking pipes are left unresolved. In addition to this, it can cause headaches, fatigue and dizziness because of the harmful substances.

A plumbing repair can be seen as an inconvenience and expensive, however the leaks that some homeowners see might appear to be small and trivial, when in reality there could be a larger leak waiting to happen – it is important that you get those leaking pipes seen to straight away.

Why It’s Important To Fix Leaking Pipes Immediately

  • Damage to Walls
    The pipes for your plumbing system are situated behind your wall. If there is a leak, or worse, a burst pipe, you will notice moist spots starting to appear on the wall. This is detrimental to the dry wall as it can moisten it or destroy it all together.
  • Damage to your Fixtures
    Leaks may in fact ruin your fixtures, such as faucets and shower heads. Apart from the cost involved, it could also cause water quality complications and a decrease in water pressure.
  • Damage to your Floor
    Discolored and distorted floor boards and loose tiles are a sign that you may require a plumbing repair. The quicker you call a licensed technician the better chance of not having to replace the flooring.
  • Mold Issues
    Mold can produce serious health issues. Moisture in the walls and floors may cause mold growth. If you notice signs that you may need a plumbing repair, do not hesitate to call the technicians at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we offer a 24-hour 7 day a week service.
  • Cost of Leaking Pipes
    In addition to the damage done to your property if a leak is not fixed, the cost of the water wastage may see your monthly water bill escalate.

In order to avoid any of the above-mentioned problems it is advised that you have an inspection done on your plumbing system. A plumbing system inspection can detect any problems with your pipes, drains, water heaters, or seals. If there is a problem, they will arrange for one of their licensed technicians to repair it at your earliest convenience before it turns into a bigger problem.

How to Get Small Leaks Fixed Quickly

Plumbing problems can happen any time of the day or night. For this reason, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric offers an emergency plumbing service to ensure that our customers are taken care of at all times of the day and night.

Our response team is available to assist you with emergency leak repairs, sewer repairs, emergency drain clearing, odor and gas leak locating, and pipeline repair and replacement.

Our emergency service costs are not excessive and we offer an up-front flat rate. This is also applicable to weekend call-outs. We take pride in our transparent pricing and high level of customer service.

Staying informed on how leaks appear and what you can do to stop them is important for the well-being of your home, your health and your budget. Do not hesitate to call the professionals at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric if you are in doubt about the condition of your plumbing system.


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