When there’s a small leak in your home, it can be tempting to put off repairs or ignore the problem. This is one of the worst things you can do. Although the leak may be small, it can do just as much damage as a burst pipe can!
Before you put off repairing your next leak (or a current one!) let us explain why that’s the last thing you should do as a homeowner. Below we’ll discuss some health problems and increased costs you can experience - all from a little water leak!
Avoid These Health Issues by Addressing Your Leaks
When you have a leak in your home’s plumbing, the last thing that usually comes to mind is your health. Water leaks are more directly connected to you and your family's health than you think!
This is because standing water, or areas that become saturated with water over time, can lead to harmful mold and fungi growth in your home. This occurrence can seriously impact yours and your family’s health through the following symptoms:
- Skin rashes
- Sinus congestion
- Throat and nose irritation
- Skin irritation
- Respiratory problems
- Difficulty breathing
- Exasperated medical conditions, such as Asthma
Ensuring repairs are taken care of at the first sign of a leak, no matter how small, can prevent these health problems from being a concern.
Fix Your Leak and Increase Your Money Savings
When it comes to leaks in your home, every drop counts! Don’t be fooled by a minor leak - it can cost you big time! The next time you notice a leak, make sure to have it repaired ASAP, or you could run into some of these expensive problems:
- A higher water bill at the end of the month: Just one leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year!
- Structural damage: Water leaking over time can saturate and destroy your home’s structure, leading to costly damages and repairs.
- Broken pipes: Leaks that go unrepaired can destroy your pipes and drains, leading to more expensive repairs and replacements.
Keep money savings in mind when it comes to your plumbing and leak repairs. Being proactive about your repairs can save you a lot of time and money!
Who Fixes Leaks? The Experts at Miracle Plumbing Inc.!
If you’re experiencing a leak in the kitchen or bathroom, you’re not alone. Did you know that this one of the most common repairs plumbing technicians is called into homes for? We repair hundreds of them each year.
It’s no surprise that this is a common problem for homeowners. Your pipes go through a lot of use each day due to regular cooking, cleaning, and showering. Do you think you might have a leak?
Or have you put off repairing that dripping faucet in the bathroom? Don’t delay repairs and experience larger and more costly problems because of it. Give us a call at Miracle Plumbing Inc. - (408) 882-1505. We’ll fix your water leaks - large or small - before they become a problem!