One of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners face is leaky pipes. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year – that is enough to water to wash 300 loads of laundry! When left unaddressed, all that water from leaky pipes can cause significant damage to your Texarkana home. Water damage from leaky pipes can lead to mold growth, rotting wood, and other types of structural damage. Additionally, leaking pipes can cause water bills to skyrocket, leading to unnecessary expenses.
Here at Perfection Restoration & Cleaning, we have had our fair share of water damage cleanup jobs from leaky pipes. We want to help you find the problem sooner, so we will share some tips on spotting a leaky pipe to help you stop the leak and begin water damage cleanup as soon as possible. But first, let’s go over some of the reasons pipes can leak in the first place.
If any of these issues are known in the pipes in your home, be sure to get them addressed and repaired before they result in water damage. Leaky pipes can occur in any part of a home’s plumbing system, from the water supply line to the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room. In order to better identify a leaky pipe, it helps to know some of the most common places they occur—pipes commonly leak under sinks, behind walls, and in basements or crawl spaces.
We suggest starting in those locations when looking for a leaky pipe. Here are the signs you should look for that could help you spot a leaky pipe:
If you notice any of the above signs or suspect that your home has a leaky pipe, it is essential to have it inspected right away so you can begin water damage cleanup and prevent any further problems. Perfection Cleaning & Restoration can help with any water damage you may need from leaky pipes or any other causes, so be sure to call us as soon as you spot a leaky pipe in your Texarkana home.