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How Water Damage Can Affect Your Home and Your Health

There are many places that a water leak can occur in the home. Some produce more disastrous results than others, but none are pleasant to deal with. A qualified, experienced plumber should always be your first call when you have a water leak and need the damage to be repaired.

How Do Leaks Happen?

Various damages and mishaps around the home can cause a water leak. The severity of damage depends on the specific cause, its location, and how quickly the homeowner discovers the damage and gets it repaired. Drains and toilets become clogged, dishwashers and washing machines overflow, hoses break, and pipes break, crack, and develop leaks at their joints. Some of these leaks can be hidden within walls and floors, which means they can remain hidden for a while before being discovered. Even a small leak can waste thousands of gallons of water over time. A sudden, drastic increase in the monthly water bill can be a sign of a hidden leak in the home.

Are Water Leaks Dangerous to People in the Home?

There are three categories of the type of water involved in leaks within the home. The first is “clean water,” which isn’t physically dangerous for humans. Category 2 involves “grey water.” This water may contain a substantial amount of chemical or biological contaminants, which may cause sickness in humans exposed to it. The third category is “black water.” Typically, this includes a sewage leak but can also include seawater and water from flooding of rivers or streams. This water contains dangerous bacteria and fungi, which may cause severe sickness in those exposed to it.

The expert plumbers at Flowrite Plumbing specialize in water leak detection and repair. We are committed to stopping your leak and fixing the problem before it causes more expensive damage to your home or creates hazards to your health. If you think you may have a plumbing leak in the Citrus Heights, CA area, call us today at (916) 496-0935 to get your issue resolved.


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