Pipe leaks are more than just annoying things you need to cause a plumber to fix. They can be dangerous as well. Here are three common problems caused by pipe leaks to explain why you should check your pipes regularly and call a professional for help as soon as possible.
The most obvious consequence of a leaking pipe is water damage. Because the water continues to rush through the pipe to replace the water you’ve lost, a flood can spread quickly and damage your possessions and house quite a bit. Water damage can be severe and widespread, from ruined books, furniture, and electronics to rotting wood.
With water damage can come something even worse. Where there’s water and rotting wood, there also tends to be mold and mildew. While not all fungi pose an immediate or drastic health risk, and mildew can be washed away with bleach or vinegar, if your leak is spreading black mold, you need help from a professional. Mold can cause anything from fever and flu-like symptoms to severe respiratory infections.
Unfortunately, the property damage and health problems caused by the spread of water can lead to large expenses — you’ll have to shell out a lot of money to resolve your problems. It doesn’t just end at fixing the pipe. You’ll need to include the cost of replacing everything the water damaged and any expenses related to getting the mold out of your house. All of this combined can mean your bank account will drain just like the leak did.
Get a Plumber’s Help Today
The best way to deal with these problems is to prevent them from happening in the first place. If you’re concerned your pipes may be on the verge of leaking or already leaking, don’t wait. Contact BPI Plumbing today and let us help you fix your leaking water pipes before the damage worsens.