When it comes to plumbing, the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is very true.
Water leaks waste water and money. Additionally, they will typically develop into a bigger problem that will cause more extensive damage. Checking your plumbing for leaks or other potential problems should be one of your most important routines. Below we will discuss the cost of leaks in the long run and what you should do if you discover a leak.
There are many possible places in the home from which leaks can develop. These include:
- Toilet (internal and external)
- Water Heater
- Washing machine
- Pipes that are behind the wall
These leaks can cause very little damage or major damage that will necessitate extensive repairs. However, even small leaks should not be ignored. They can be the first sign of a major problem to come. Most of these leaks, if left unaddressed, will cause mold which can cause major health problems and is expensive to remove.