The Dangers of Leaky Pipes in Your Home
It’s often assumed that a “small leak” isn’t that big of a problem, which is why we don’t usually get a call until it’s almost too late. At Beutler Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we know the importance of homeowners across Sacramento calling at the first sign of a leak before it turns into a much larger issue.
So, we’d like to offer you some advice on what can go wrong with a small leak until you call us over for a more comprehensive look.
- Illness. It’s allergy season so this may be top-of-mind. Mold and mildew can grow in places you don’t think to look at or can’t even see. Yet, they could be causing a problem in your home and for your family. When a mold spore has embedded in dust, it gets fed because mold simply needs moisture, oxygen and a place to grow. Fix your pipes and help stop mold from growing in your home.
- Home. If the pressure is hard or constant enough, water that flows from a leaky pipe can wash away the soil around your home’s foundation, causing damage to your home’s structure. Another problem that can arise would be water around the foundation of your home, which can cause the soil to expand. These problems could cause damage your home’s foundation, which ultimately effects the entire house.
- Money. According to the EPA, the average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. Needless to say, that equals a good amount of money your family could use on many other things.
If you have a question, call Beutler Air Conditioning & Plumbing today at 916-646-2222.