On a scale of annoying to disastrous, plumbing leaks are often dismissed as mere irritations. However, they can easily become the most expensive home repair that you face as a homeowner. Even those that start out small have the potential to cause big plumbing problems and expenses if not repaired.
Below, we discuss some of the reasons why you should make sure leaks in your home are repaired quickly.
When a pipe bursts, the results are dramatic and easy to notice. But, did you know that small plumbing leaks are more dangerous because they often go unnoticed until significant damage has been done to your home’s foundation, frame, walls, floors, or ceiling?
Even a slow drip from a faucet can increase your utility bill drastically over time. Regardless of what causes the faucet to leak, you will be paying for water that you’re not using. Getting plumbing leaks repaired as soon as you notice them will not only cut down on an ever-increasing utility bill, but it will also prevent extensive damage in the future.
Ignoring leaks can have a serious collective impact on the environment. Water has become an increasingly precious global commodity. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ignoring a single leaky faucet can waste more than 180 showers’ worth of water! That’s the equivalent of 3,000 gallons a year per household.
Bathrooms are all about water and where there is water, there will be leaks sooner or later. Here are some of the common bathroom leak hotspots.
Water in a kitchen is necessary for food preparation and cleaning. The potential for leaks in a kitchen usually come from two main areas.
So how do you tell if your home has developed a leak that needs to be repaired? Here are 10 tell-tale signs:
Many plumbing leaks are obvious and as easy to spot—others are harder to find. Water has a way of running down the line and showing up away from where the actual source of the problem is. This makes it hard to locate and repair the source of the issue. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we have specialized equipment that enables us to locate the source of the leak quickly.
Whether you’re dealing with a flooded room or a cracked plumbing pipe inside a wall, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric in Boca Raton can fix it. Call us today at 561-391-1048; we’ll be there with our state-of-the-art equipment and knowledge to get you out of a leaky situation.