Plumbing repair is an essential part of maintaining a home. Every plumping line is leaking to some degree or another. Even if the leak is so small that it won’t accumulate to anything for several years, it’s still leaking to a small degree. Those “leaks” aren’t really what you are worried about, but it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for leaks in your home, knowing that your plumbing system isn’t fool-proof.
The real problem comes when you notice a detectable leak in your plumbing system and it starts to cause damage in your home. Often we don’t even know the leak is there until widespread damage has already been done usually in the form of mold growth.
Mold growth is a result of excessive moisture build-up, which can be difficult to control in areas like bathrooms and kitchens, which are frequently wet and humid. It also occurs with leaks in the plumbing. Much of the plumbing in our homes is hidden behind our walls and in our floors, so we aren’t even aware there is a leak until we see the mold growth or start to smell it. When you have discovered mold in your home, it is essential to get a plumbing repair fast. Mold can become a health hazard. Most often, it only causes allergies and irritation, which is reason enough to get rid of it, but occasionally more dangerous, toxic substances can be lurking in the mold, causing more serious health problems.
If your leak involves your sewage system, the plumbing repair is even more urgent. Exposure to sewage is a serious health hazard and includes exposure to bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Affected areas will have to be sanitized and possibly replaced.
At Mathes & Son Plumbing, we are happy to take care of any plumbing repair problems you might encounter.