Leaky pipes may seem like nothing more than a minor annoyance. But at the first sign of a drip, drip, drip, it’s time to call an expert home plumber. Here’s why:
It’s not the leak you can see that’s the problem, it’s the one you can’t see
Behind your wall, in your floors, or in the ceiling you could have a slow flow spreading moisture, mold, and mildew. The cost to repair water damage adds up quickly. And in the meantime, it can make your family sick. Home plumbers know what to look for at the first sign of a leak. They can help repair the issue quickly, before you’ve got an unintended home renovation project on your hands.
The culprit could be old pipes
If the leak is caused by old pipes, it’s likely that another pipe will leak soon. While DIYers may focus only on the minor leak at hand, a home plumber will assess the health of the pipes throughout your home, potentially saving you from a major emergency down the line.
Clogs have a nefarious side
Believe it or not, the cause of your leaky pipes could be a clog. As water builds up on the other side of the clog, the pressure can eventually crack or burst the pipe. Even worse, if you’ve been using a declogging solution, that corrosive liquid can get trapped against the clog and begin eroding your otherwise healthy pipes. It’s always best to have a home plumber with the right set of tools handle drain cleaning to prevent a much larger pipe problem.
These are just a few of the dozens of leaky pipe offenders. Tree roots, loose seals, shifting pipes, busted joints, and corrosion can also be impacting your flow. And while a home handyman can grab a wrench and some plumber’s tape and get to fixing, an expert home plumber (who’s also licensed and insured) can fix the problem fast AND help prevent future issues.
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