Incidents of water leakage measure plumbing efficiencies and you must never overlook even minor leaks that can lead to bigger problems. The biggest mistake that homeowners make is to assume that small leaks will take care of itself, which might happen in very rare instances and considered exceptions. Whether any small leak will stop on its own if given time depends on the nature of the leak and its cause which only a trained plumber like the ones you find at All Masters can tell. While you might dare to take some chances with dripping faucets till the drip, drip, drip noise becomes unbearable, you should not wait to address pipe leakages.
Ignoring pipe leaks can cause enormous problems for your entire home. From stained walls with unsightly watermarks to poor water quality and from dark, black spots that show mold growth to flooding of the indoors, the damages can be quite extensive and cost you a fortune to set things right. When the situation goes out of control, it might be too late to do with repairing the pipe leakage because you need to restore many other areas of the house affected by water damage. Allowing a damp environment to persist for long inside the home damage not only the property but also pose health hazards.
Extensive property damage
Sometimes water leaks when allowed to persist for long can cause severe damage to property. Walls can become warped and bloated and paint peels off to create unsightly looks. When water finds its way into the walls, it penetrates so deep that even partial drying of the surface does not prevent the damage. Even if you re-plaster the wall after some time moisture will resurface and show up as watermarks. The problem is much more if leaking water affects the floor, which can happen due to invisible leaks in the pipelines that run under the floor. Even to repair a minor leak, you might have to dig the entire floor which can ultimately lead to replacing it and cost you dearly.
Beware of mold
Molds thrive in a moist environment, and leaking pipes can create a damp and moist indoor environment that provides the ideal climate for mold growth. Mold is a huge health hazard and causes serious health problems like respiratory problems, especially for those who are allergic and have asthma. Unless the leak is too much, it takes some time for the damage to spread across the home, and you get enough time to set things right to avoid problems.
Malfunctioning plumbing system
Leaks are one of the signs of a malfunctioning plumbing system, and it is advisable to call a plumber to repair it so that the problem does not recur. While it might be tempting to repair small leaks by using your DIY skills, it is better not to take chances and seek professional help instead.
Trying to prove yourself a Jack of all trades might not be the right approach in repairing leaks and attending to other plumbing problems.