Your plumbing system runs through your entire house and provides an efficient method of distributing water throughout the home. However, when something goes wrong and there is a leak, damage to your home can be devastating and costly to repair if not caught quickly.
Signs of a Plumbing Leak
Water stains on a ceiling or wall are a good indicator that you have a leak somewhere. Other telltale signs of water where it should not be are tiles or flooring that pucker, peeling paint, mold or mildew, and pooling water on the floor in a bathroom or kitchen after using the sink, shower or an appliance.
Leaks can result in mold and mildew that can be dangerous. If left untreated, leaks behind walls can damage the drywall, and you may experience musty odors along with wet spots. A professional plumber like Meticulous Plumbing can spot these problem areas and fix them before they become a real issue.
Damage to Floors
Water leaks in bathrooms and kitchens can damage floors and cause weak spots. The most common problem areas are near showers, sinks, dishwashers, and refrigerators with water lines.
If you notice loose tiles or warped floorboards, it might be time to call a plumber to check things out and fix it before you need to replace the entire floor.
Plumbing leaks are common, and no one likes dealing with issues, but the quicker you respond, the easier to fix and cheaper it will be in the long run.
Meticulous Plumbing: Meg & Leo
Meg and Leo Borton are a husband and wife team who own and operate Meticulous Plumbing. Leo is a second generation plumber with over 30 years of experience. Meg has a vast background in dispatching as well as managing and dispatching for construction and plumbing companies.