Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is always a pain and may end up being expensive, but it’s crucial to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired right away. Some homeowners in Indianapolis might think, “Oh, it’s just a little water spot, it’s fine.” But actually water damage you can see is commonly just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The lines for your plumbing system live behind your walls so any leaks, or more serious, a complete pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or ruin it completely. If you see any water damage or think there could be a leak, call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible to assess the situation and we can perform your plumbing repair to avoid any further damage.

Fixture Damage

Though you may consider plumbing issues as being exclusively in your drains and pipes, leaks and water quality problems may actually harm your fixtures, including faucets and showerheads. A decayed gasket could become fixed in the plumbing system or reduce your water pressure. If not repaired quickly and correctly, you could end up needing to purchase a new fixture, which may cost between $100 and $500 or more.

Flooring Damage

Same as the walls, a plumbing issue can also cause harm to your floors. Gravity pulls water to flow downhill which can result in leaks under your floors. Contorted and discolored floorboards and detached tiles are signs that you may require a plumbing repair. The sooner you call an expert plumber, the better likelihood you have of not having to fix all the flooring, so call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as you see any signs of damage.

Mold Issues

Under particular circumstances, moisture in the walls and floors may lead to mold growth, so if you see any marks that you may need plumbing repair, call immediately because you may require more than a plumbing expert – you may also necessitate the service of a mold remediation business to remove mold and sections of your wall or floors. Mold can produce significant health issues so don’t put off dealing with a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

In addition to the harm leaks can cause in your home, it will also end up costing you more on your water bill. Leaks are precisely what they sound like – leaking water – so they increase your water usage and may earn you a large bill. If your water bill is costing more than usual, be sure to call your Indianapolis Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in case you are in need of a plumbing repair.

Don’t fail to address leaks expecting they will disappear; they don’t fix themselves. Even something that seems like a little plumbing repair issue can turn into a major problem if not repaired right away. Call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for emergency plumbing repair or standard plumbing maintenance.

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