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What kind of damage can a leaking pipe cause?

A leaking pipe in a home or business is a serious matter! Even a small crack can cause substantial water loss - damaging materials and even weakening structural integrity of the property in some cases. Water damage that is not immediately discovered and fixed can result in costly damage and over time allow for home mold and fungal growth

The True Cost of A Leaking Pipe

As emergency plumbers, sometimes we work with homeowners or business owners that have known for some time that there was an issue but ignored it because the problem seemed minor. Do not fool yourself - a plumbing leak of any size is a big problem for the following reasons:

  • Leaking water will needlessly drive up your utilities bill.
  • Water is incredibly pervasive and can get into areas that you may not expect, causing more serious issues later on with major appliances, electrical components, etc.
  • Even a small amount of sitting water will result in mold growth and once mold starts growing, it does not stop!
  • Leaking water can cause very unpleasant odors that your family, employees or customers will have to deal with until it is cleaned up, not to mention put them at risk of getting sick.
  • A leak means that you have a cracked pipe or loose piece somewhere in your plumbing, which can break wide open unexpectedly, causing a home flood.

Make sure you get any leaks fixed immediately to avoid costing yourself more money later on down the road. The safety of your most valuable assets relies on getting any plumbing issues resolved in a timely manner!

Find out which 7 situations will always require that a professional plumber be used to fix a leak.

If you suspect that you may have a leaking pipe, call our emergency plumbers right away: 1 (800) 674-9130. Here at USA Plumbing & Sewer Inc, we're here for you 24/7.

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