Locate Leaky Pipes
Has your water bill been unusually high? Maybe you’ve noticed some odd smells or discoloration in your ceilings or floors? Chances are you have a leaky pipe that you aren’t aware of. It’s common to overlook a water leak until it becomes major issue, which can require large, costly repairs. Luckily, a local licensed plumber can find those hard to locate leaks before it’s too late.
There are a number of places where leaks commonly occur that are difficult to detect:
Under concrete slabs and asphalt
Landscaping Irrigation systems
Water intrusion in roofs
Radiant heat systems
In these areas, leaks can increase in size over time without anybody noticing. By the time it is noticeable, there is often a significant amount of water damage, which can cause thousands of dollars to repair. Sometimes, water damage repairs will be covered by your homeowners insurance, but only if they can’t prove that there was some negligence involved. If a leak is ignored or your plumbing not properly maintained insurance companies can refuse to pay part, or all, of your insurance claim.
If you are lucky enough to avoid significant water damage as a result of a leak, you could still be facing a big problem that you may have heard about: black mold. Mold and mildew buildup in your home can be very dangerous. Exposure to mold and mildew can cause flu-like symptoms, as well as exacerbate asthma symptoms, and cause long-term damage to your respiratory system. The rise in awareness about mold and its dangers have made mold remediation into a huge industry, and anyone who has dealt with the pesky mold removal process knows what a large dent it can make on your wallet.
Additionally, leaky water means a higher water bill. Eliminating all leaks and drippy faucets in your home can reduce your water bill by over 14%. Over time that can add up to a huge savings.