Why It’s Important to Fix your Leaks Now
Many homeowners think that small water leaks are nothing to worry about. They plan to have them fixed sometime, but don’t make this repair a priority. After all, if it’s just a tiny leak, how much trouble could it cause?
We understand that it seems like a small problem or even nothing more than an annoyance; however, even the tiniest of water leaks can lead to major problems. Today we’ll talk about some of the concerning issues that small water leaks can cause and the steps you should be taking to prevent these problems.
Avoiding Health Issues
While they aren’t something that homeowners commonly associate with water leaks, there are a number of health issues that can arise from an ongoing leak.
Having water leaking anywhere in your house can lead to mold, mildew and general dampness throughout your home. Too much moisture in your home can create a number of health issues including aggravating respiratory problems and allergies.
Further, damp areas are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, putting you at risk for additional health problems. It’s important to keep your home’s humidity levels in a safe range and leaking pipes can easily disrupt the proper balance and cause the air in your home to have too much moisture.
This puts you and your family at risk of having a number of health issues and is something you want to avoid whenever possible.
Water Leaks Waste Money
It seems like a small leak couldn’t be wasting that much water, right? While it’s true that each drop isn’t too much, you have to consider the cumulative effect of any leak.
Even a small water leak means that you’re constantly using – or wasting – water. You might be surprised to see how quickly this wasted water adds up and what a significant increase it can cause on your water bill.
Plus, as we all work to protect the environment, being mindful of the amount of water we use is important. By having a steady flow of leaking water, you’re wasting both water and money. So, to avoid throwing away money on your water bills, it’s important to fix water leaks as soon as they arise.
Knowing Who to Call
One reason that homeowners give for putting off repairs of water leaks is that they’re not sure who to call. We can definitely help you with that one – call us!
Leaking pipes are one of the most common issues that plumbers are called to repair. We do it regularly and have the expertise and experience to properly handle this project for you.
Whoever you call, always remember that it’s important to deal with a professional when addressing leaking pipes so that you ensure that you properly repair the issue and that you don’t do anything that would lead to additional damage or problems.
If you’re concerned that you have a leaking pipe or even just want to have your pipes inspected to ensure that there are no concerning spots, call Jim Wagner Plumbing, Inc. today at (630) 577-9241. We’re available 24/7 to fix any water leaks you have and to ensure that a small leak doesn’t leave you with big problems.