That slightly charming but slightly annoying sound coming from your kitchen faucet – we all know it. Unfortunately, while it might seem like it, it’s not a harmless leak. It is actually a ticking time bomb. A lot of people actively ignore leaks considering they don’t seem like a major issue. That being said, rarely are they ever actually fixed because of this.
The truth is, a lot of the smaller leaks that you might have can be quickly fixed if they are caught early on.
Below, we will be detailing reasons you should be proactive with fixing leaks as soon as you notice them.
How A Plumbing Leak Can Negatively Impact Your Health
Having a leak means there is some type of damage that you might not be seeing. No matter if it is large or small, it is a problem that needs addressing. A pipe can end up leaking for various reasons. It can be caused by something as simple as a rack or it can even be the result of a clog. Likewise, it can be caused by corrosion.
If your home is over 20 years old, like many of the homes in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas, the chances are you have metal pipes. Therefore, you have pipes that are much more susceptible to breaking down over a period of time. This can end up leaking rust and harmful lead into your supply of water. This can be very dangerous to everyone in your home because lead is well known to have harmful side effects if you digest it regularly for a long period of time even in seemingly harmless amounts.
Some Symptoms Of Poisoning:
• Fatigue and headaches
• Nausea and Constipation
• Issues with Reproduction
• Hinder brain development in children and negatively impact cognition in adults
If your home is suffering from a pipe leak that you cannot visibly see, you will usually be unable to handle it until it’s done its damage. For instance, if your walls have leaking pipes, you will not be able to tell that the pipes are actively leaking unless you see signs of water damage on your surrounding walls.
If there is water damage, there is likely to be mold and mildew which can both be detrimental to your overall health. Thus, it is important to ensure that you are running the right kind of pipe inspections on a regular basis to avoid having unnoticeable leaks throughout your home causing massive damage.
Save Money Now By Fixing That Pipe Leak
Don’t be someone who thinks a small leak is a small problem. The fact is, each drop can add up. There are estimations that over 1 trillion gallons of water end up getting completely wasted in the United States each year from unidentified and/or ignored leaks.
Your leaky faucet isn’t something you should ignore. You can end up saving as much as 10 percent of your water bill by actively fixing your leaks.
Even a smaller leak can end up being a contributing factor towards bursting your pipe. Dealing with a burst pipe is something that can end up costing over 10 times what you would pay to fix the leak in the first place. Along with this, any water damage can ruin your furniture, expensive appliances, electronics, and more. Don’t allow any preventable issue to get to this point.
Who Is Able To Fix Your Leaks?
We are able to! We have professional plumbers in Milwaukee that specialize in effectively detecting and patching a variety of different kinds of leaks no matter how large or small they are. Not all of the leaks that you might be dealing with are going to be visible to the naked eye. We have the professional inspection tools needed to ensure that your home’s piping structure is intact.
We can inspect everything from your kitchen to your bathroom and even your HVAC fixtures to ensure that they are all intact and functioning as well as they should. This can help us detect and catch problems before they spiral into much more serious issues.