The Importance of Detecting Leaks

Water leaks might seem like a small thing until they start to add up into a bigger problem that can cost a lot of money to fix. It’s important to be aware of possible leaks, how to spot them, where they are found and what to do when one is spotted.

Signs a leak is present include:

  • Unexpectedly high water bills
  • Mildew or mold forming in the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room
  • Bubbles in wallpaper or paint
  • Warped, sagging, or stained walls and ceilings
  • Musty, earthy smell
  • Damp or muddy patches in the yard

Water leaks can be found in all parts of the house, but the most common places they occur and should be looked for are:

  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Beneath the foundation

Water leaks aren’t only costly, they can also be dangerous in many ways, to not only the home but the family as well.

Health Hazards

The primary concern with water leaks and health is mold. Excess moisture can quickly lead to mold which irritates allergies and can cause serious health issues such as headaches, dizziness, and respiratory problems. Another potential health concern is leaky sewer pipes that could spread dangerous bacteria into the home or water supply.

Structural Damage

Water and mold can destroy dry wall and create a need for major renovations. The house may be uninhabitable for a time due to water and mold. All Star Plumbing and Restoration can mitigate water and mold damage, along with restoring the home if this happens.

At the first sign of a leak, which could be any of those stated above, call All Star Plumbing and Restoration. We can find the source of the leak and repair the issue. We also offer many restoration services if mold or water do damage the home because of the leak. Visit our website to learn more about preventing leaks and All Star’s restoration services.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s