Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is never fun and can end up being expensive, but it’s crucial to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired immediately. Some homeowners in Houston might think, “Oh, it’s just a small water spot, it’s fine.” But truthfully water damage that is visual is usually just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The lines for your plumbing system run behind your walls so any leaks, or worse, a full pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or ruin it entirely. If you see any wet spots or suspect a leak, call Church Services immediately to analyze the situation and we can perform your plumbing repair to avoid any additional damage.

Fixture Damage

Though you may regard plumbing issues as being only in your drains and pipes, leaks and water quality troubles may actually harm your fixtures, including faucets and showerheads. A decayed gasket could become fixed in the plumbing pipes or lower your water pressure. If not fixed quickly and correctly, you could end up needing to purchase a new fixture, which could cost between $150 and $550 or more.

Flooring Damage

Just like the walls, a plumbing problem can also cause harm to your floors. Gravity drives water to flow downhill which can create leaks under your floors. Misshapen and discolored floorboards and detached tiles are evidence that you may be in need of plumbing repair. The earlier you call an expert plumber, the better chance you have of not having to fix all the flooring, so call Church Services as soon as you see any evidence of damage.

Mold Issues

Under particular circumstances, moisture in the walls and floors can lead to mold growth, so if you see any indications that you may need plumbing repair, call right away because you may need someone else besides a plumbing expert – you may also need the service of a mold remediation professional to remove mold and pieces of your wall or floors. Mold can cause severe health issues so don’t wait around with a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

Besides the destruction leaks can cause in your home, it may also end up costing you more on your water bill. Leaks are just what they sound like – leaking water – so they up your water usage and may rack up a large bill. If your water bill is higher than usual, go ahead and call your Houston Church Services in case you require a plumbing repair.

Don’t ignore leaks expecting they will go away; they don’t resolve themselves. Even something that seems like a minor plumbing repair issue can turn into a major problem if not resolved right away. Call Church Services today for emergency plumbing repair or annual plumbing maintenance.

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