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How Damaging Can Leaks Be

Water leaks, especially those from damaged pipes, are all too common. The truth is that what may seem like a simple leak can create severe damage if it’s not stopped in time. Here are the ways a leaking pipe can end up causing you even more trouble.

Higher Water Bills

If you leak your pipe, you aren’t getting enough water where you need it. This means you and your appliances must use more water than usual, and you’ll pay more for your water usage.

Water Damage

One of the more apparent problems caused by leaks is that they can lead to water damage. Wet wood and walls can discolor or rot. Meanwhile, any possessions that get splashed can break or fall apart, whether it’s a book becoming waterlogged or an electrical appliance getting ruined to the point of an electrical fire.

Mold and Mildew

Mold-like damp, humid areas and leaking water pipes create an ideal breeding ground for these harmful fungi. Mold and mildew growth can be insufficient for your health, so you must keep the odds of suffering from mold to a minimum.

Attracts Pests

Much like how fungi like water, so do various pests. Many insects breed where there’s stagnant water — which means that if you have a bad water leak that isn’t stopped for a while, you may attract pests to your house in search of this water source. 

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Leaking water pipes can be serious, but they can also be stopped before the damage gets severe. If you suspect that your pipes are leaking, call Flowrite Plumbing today. We’ll repair your pipes and help you prevent this from happening again in the future.

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