You’ve probably seen the damage a leak can do. You come home and find water all over the floor. Everything’s soaked, and there is a nasty mold smell everywhere. The natural conclusion is that a pipe just suddenly burst without any warning.
However, it probably wasn’t just a sudden problem. The leak may have started with a tiny crack in one of the pipes. Maybe that pipe had been leaking for a while, but you didn’t know. If you had known, the problem could have been fixed before any major damage was done.
Routine maintenance performed by a professional plumber is the best way to prevent leaks or to fix them early on. Some leaks are easy to detect. Common symptoms include:
- Low pressure in the faucet
- Dripping sounds by the sink
- Unusually high water bills
- The smell of mold
- Water stains on the ceiling
Other leaks are much harder to notice. They may be something more subtle like a hairline fracture, almost too small to see. That’s why it is important to have a professional plumber check the pipes. With routine maintenance, leaks can be detected long before there’s a disaster.
There are numerous ways early leak detection can save you money. Let’s consider a few.
Preventing High Water Bills
One of the most obvious signs of a leak is an unusually high water bill. That’s because when you have a leak, it’s as though you always have the faucet turned on.
Avoiding Unnecessary Replacement of Appliances
Various home appliances use water. If there is a leak in the plumbing, you may assume that one of them is faulty. You might then replace it only to find that the new appliance has the same problem because it was really all due to the leak.
Saving on Energy Bills
When appliances that use water don’t have access to an adequate amount of it because of a leak, they have to work harder. When they work harder, they use more energy.
Keeping You From Getting Sick
Mold grows in damp places. Therefore, leaks bring mold. Breathing in mold can cause respiratory damage and other illness.
Preventing Property Damage
Leaks can do a lot of damage to your floors, walls, and ceilings. That kind of damage is very expensive to fix.
Check for Leaks and Save
If you would like routine maintenance to prevent leaks, call or visit us today at PHD Plumbing in Yuma, AZ. You can trust us to find problems in the pipes before they damage your property and cost you a lot of money.