Many of us have experienced small leaks in our plumbing. It doesn’t seem like too big of a deal, does it? However, small leaks are some of the most important plumbing issues to pay attention to. While it may not seem to have that big of an impact on your home at the time, it can actually lead to emergency plumbing issues and even health concerns down the line. In this article, we hope to convince you today to never ignore another puddle under your sink again! Let’s get started.
Potential Health Issues Caused by a Water Leak
Even the smallest water leak has the potential to cause large health issues for people living in your home. With a leak lasting long enough, mold and mildew can begin to form.
Long term repercussions of these types of issues include respiratory problems and increased issues with asthma or allergies. This also increases the potential for skin irritation, coughing, itchy/red eyes, and sneezing – all health issues people may not immediately attribute to a water leak.
A leak also allows potential contaminants to enter your home’s pipes, which can vary in terms of how they affect your drinking water. Some minerals can be toxic in large enough quantities. The Environmental Protection Agency lists indoor contaminants and air quality problems to 2 to 5 times increased risk of developing health problems. So don’t hesitate to get those small water leaks fixed, and please seek out medical help if you notice a sudden change in your respiratory health.
How a Water Leak Affects Your Water Bill
Another impact of even a small water leak on your home is in your water bill. At first, you may not even notice an increase in your water bill but the cost may become drastically increased in just a short period of time.
In addition, that leak can also lead to changes in your electricity bill as your home’s insulation is affected and your electricity has to work harder to both heat and cool your home.
Every single drop counts when it comes to how your water bill can be impacted by a water leak. Even conservative estimates show a potential increase of up to $70 a month! Just think of all you could do with $840 dollars a year!
Who Can Fix a Water Leak?
We can! Here in Calhoun, one of the most common issues that plumbers are called out for are water leaks. Having your plumbing system running at its peak efficiency can keep your family and your home safe, and plumbers are the ones to help stop those potentially dangerous issues from occurring.
Our plumbers work on a fixed rate system communicated to you with transparency, so there are never any surprises when it comes to your bill. In addition to emergency plumbing services, we also offer same-day appointments so that small water leak doesn’t turn into a larger problem.
If you’re worried about a water leak in your home, please don’t hesitate to call our pros at Locklear Plumbing. We’re happy to assist you in locating and offering solutions for even the smallest water leak. Our trained plumbers are always ready and able to help and have been dealing with all of the complex plumbing issues in Georgia since 2004.