Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is never fun and could end up being costly, but it’s important to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired right away. Some homeowners in Haltom City might think, “Oh, it’s just a little water spot, it’s no big deal.” But the truth is water damage that you notice is normally just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The lines for your plumbing system run behind your walls so any leaks, or more severe, a full pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or ruin it completely. If you see any water damage or think there could be a leak, call Stark Services right away to analyze the situation and we can perform your plumbing repair to avoid any further damage.

Fixture Damage

Although you may regard plumbing issues as being exclusively in your drains and pipes, leaks and water quality problems may actually damage your fixtures, including faucets and showerheads. A deteriorated gasket could become stuck in the plumbing lines or decrease your water pressure. If not repaired quickly and correctly, you could end up needing to purchase a new fixture, which may cost between $150 and $500 or more.

Flooring Damage

Same as the walls, a plumbing problem can also cause harm to your floors. Gravity forces water to run downhill which can create leaks under your floors. Warped and discolored floorboards and loose tiles are evidence that you may be in need of plumbing repair. The more quickly you call an expert plumber, the better likelihood you have of not having to replace all the flooring, so call Stark Services as soon as you see any signs of damage.

Mold Issues

In specific situations, moisture in the walls and floors could lead to mold growth, so if you see any signs that you might need plumbing repair, call as soon as possible because you may need someone else besides a plumbing expert – you may also require the service of a mold remediation business to remove mold and sections of your wall or floors. Mold can induce significant health issues so don’t wait around with a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

In addition to the destruction leaks can cause in your home, it will also end up costing you more on your water bill. Leaks are just what they sound like – leaking water – so they up your water usage and may rack up a large bill. If your water bill is higher than usual, be sure to call your Haltom City Stark Services in case you require a plumbing repair.

Don’t ignore leaks hoping they will disappear; they don’t repair themselves. Even something that seems like a minor plumbing repair issue can turn into a major problem if not taken care of right away. Call Stark Services today for emergency plumbing repair or routine plumbing maintenance.

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