aaaaaWithout professional assistance, plumbing leaks can be incredibly hard to detect. In fact, one of the most common warning signs is a sudden increase in your water bill. If you can’t account for the extra water usage, a bill increase is a good indicator that it’s time to call in a professional Fort Worth plumbing inspection service like ALD Plumbing. Water leaks, even small one, are a serious business. If you see any indication that you may have a water leak- surface moisture or mildew smell, mysterious running water sound, hot spots on flooring, or an inexplicably high water bill- don’t wait to call in the experts. Water leaks are more dangerous than you think.
Potential Hazards of Water Leaks
Structural Damage: Pipe corrosion can lead to plumbing leaks that are impossible for you to detect until the damage is irreversible or a real plumbing emergency, such as flooding, occurs. Even tiny leaks can cause warping and discoloration in your wall, ceiling, and flooring materials, paint, and finishes, and in most cases the damage requires a complete redo of the area to correct. If flooding occurs, you’ll likely be adding furniture and possession damage to the tab. Depending on the materials damaged, the size and age of the leak, and the extent of the damage, a complete plumbing leak repair in Fort Worth could potentially cost you thousands if not caught in time.
Invasive Mold: Toxic mold is another major concern with undetected water leaks. This unsightly and hard to eradicate fungus can cause numerous health ailments, including allergy and asthma attacks, and is on the list of structural problems that must be remediated- right up there with asbestos. Once mold sets in, it may impossible to get rid of without a costly tear out and rebuild of the infected areas.
Fire: Does it sound like an oxymoron that a water leak could cause a fire? When you think about how electricity reacts to water it actually makes a lot of sense. Plumbing and electrical conduits both run through the walls of your house, sometimes side by side, and a leak could spark off a dangerous house fire. Calling your Fort Worth plumber now could save you from an emergency call to the fire department later on.