Drip...drip...drip...drip...Hear that? It’s the sound of your money dripping away all day and night if you have a leak in your home. Whether it’s in the shower or in your kitchen plumbing, unless the incessant dripping is driving you crazy, you might be tempted to procrastinate about fixing the problem.
It’s just a small leak, right? However, it turns out that even just a small leak can be a big headache for your home. In this article, we’ll give you some insight as to why water leak repair is essential and why you shouldn't be ignoring it.
Health Issues Associated With Leaks
One of the problems that can arise from a slow leak in the house is mold, especially if the leak is occurring in a wall or a dark area. Although mold looks harmless, it can actually cause a variety of health issues.
Some people will develop throat irritation, headaches, nasal stuffiness, wheezing, coughing, eye irritation, or even skin irritation. If someone has an actual allergy to mold, the reactions can be worse.
Some people have compromised immune systems or chronic lung issues, and may develop lung infections from mold or even hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Healthy people can develop asthma-like symptoms, and asthmatics can be triggered by the mold. Equally bad, a leak can also trigger mildew, and even asbestos if your home was built before 1980.
Mold and mildew can’t survive without water and moistness, so getting rid of a leak can help stop a serious problem. If a small leak persists for long enough, it’s possible that you’ll get the dreaded black mold - you’ll need to remove parts of your wall to rid yourself of this menace and hire a mold remediation company.
A Real Money Drain
While a drip might seem small, the cost of it adds up quickly. A small leak could cost as little as $20 a year. But a serious leak, including a leak in your faucet, can cost anywhere from $60-200 per year.
Not to mention the cost of eventually repairing it! Even worse, a toilet that won’t quit running could cost as much as $70 a month, depending on your utility costs! Another consideration: your homeowner's insurance won’t cover damage caused from neglect.
If there’s a problem that can cause damage in your home, it’s important to fix the problem as soon as possible. Insurance agents can tell if a leak is new or if you’ve let it sit for months. To avoid totally footing the bill for repairs to your home, it’s important to be proactive and fix issues as they arise.
Who Will You Call?
Who can fix leaks? We do! As professional plumbers, we often are called to fix all kinds of different leaks. We take great pride in being able to fix problems to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of your entire home.
Using the latest water leak detection methods, we’ll be able to accurately and effectively locate your leak, finding you a long-term solution that’ll keep more money in your wallet!
Get in contact with us at Marc Francis Plumbing today by calling (423) 915-9260. We have 24/7 emergency repair service and our expert plumbers proudly serve the Tri-Cities area. We hope that you’ll entrust us with the special task of fixing your leaks today so that your potential savings can start tomorrow.