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Plumbing Pro Tip: Little Leaks Are Big Problems

flooded-roomIndoor plumbing is, obviously, ubiquitous in homes throughout the country in this day and age. While some people may have camps or cabins without indoor plumbing, most of us have running water and flushing toilets in our year-round homes. In fact, many would categorize a dependable indoor plumbing system as more of a necessity than they would a luxury. It is for this exact reason that any problem with your plumbing system, no matter how “minor” it may be, should be handled as promptly as possible.

Now, leaks are clearly one of, if not the, most common of all plumbing problems. It is important to remember that you don’t need to have an inch of water on your floors in order to have a leak that demands immediate attention, however. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that no leak can really be called a minor leak. If you do have a leak in your plumbing system, contact the Chesapeake, VA plumbing repair professionals on our team to have the problem resolved. 

Eliminate Waste

Would you go to the grocery store, grab some fresh produce or a nice cut of meat, and then throw it out in the trashcan you pass when heading back to your car? Of course not! Why? Because that is a flagrant waste of not only the product, but also of the money that you’ve just spent on that product. So why would you ignore a “minor” plumbing leak that is sending water that you’ve paid for, but made no use of, right down the drain?

Even a single faucet leak that wastes just one drop of water per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water a year, according to the EPA! Even if the environmental implications of that water waste don’t register, the fact that you are paying for all of it surely will. Having such leaks repaired as soon as possible helps to keep money in the bank, and out of the drains.

Protect Your Property

When water leaks out of your plumbing system, it is absolutely going to affect the condition of your property. It may lead to wood rot, for instance, or it could just leave ugly stains on your walls, ceilings, and/or floors. If the leak develops in a storage area, your personal possessions that you have stashed away in there are at risk.

This does not even take into account the problems that mold growth can lead to. When mold takes root in your home, the remediation services that you may require are costly and very inconvenient. Of course, mold spores can have serious implications for your health, as well. Don’t let a plumbing leak go unresolved, only to have your property and your health itself suffer as a result. You can count on our plumbers to pinpoint the location of any leak in your plumbing system and to fix that leak effectively.

When you need plumbing repairs of any kind, turn to House Call Company. Contact us and see how we can make you smile.

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