Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is always a pain and could end up being expensive, but it’s important to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired immediately. Some homeowners in Charlotte might think, “Oh, it’s just a small water spot, it’s fine.” But the truth is water damage you can see is normally just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The lines for your plumbing system live behind your walls so any leaks, or more severe, a total pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or destroy it entirely. If you see any moist spots or feel there’s a leak, call Komfort Air immediately to evaluate the situation and we can complete your plumbing repair to avoid any further damage.

Fixture Damage

Although you may consider plumbing issues as being exclusively in your drains and pipes, leaks and water quality issues may actually damage your fixtures, including faucets and showerheads. A rotted gasket could become lodged in the plumbing pipes or lower your water pressure. If not fixed quickly and correctly, you might end up needing to invest in a new fixture, which could cost between $150 and $550 or more.

Flooring Damage

Just like the walls, a plumbing problem can also cause damage to your floors. Gravity forces water to run downhill which can create leaks under your floors. Buckled and discolored floorboards and unsecured tiles are signs that you may need a plumbing repair. The sooner you call an expert plumber, the better possibility you have of not having to fix all the flooring, so call Komfort Air as soon as you see any evidence of damage.

Mold Issues

Under certain circumstances, moisture in the walls and floors can result in mold growth, so if you see any signs 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 professional to remove mold and pieces of your wall or floors. Mold can induce significant health issues so don’t put off dealing with a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

On top of the destruction leaks can cause in your home, it could also end up costing you more on your water bill. Leaks are precisely what they sound like – leaking water – so they up your water usage and may cause a large bill. If your water bill is costing more than usual, make sure you call your Charlotte Komfort Air in case you are in need of a plumbing repair.

Don’t fail to address leaks hoping they will go away; they don’t resolve themselves. Even something that seems like a small plumbing repair issue can turn into a major problem if not repaired right away. Call Komfort Air today for emergency plumbing repair or standard plumbing maintenance.

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