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The Problem With a Leak Is…

Aug 8, 2022

Well, a lot of things. Water leaks can lead to many different types of problems depending on where they are, and how much water is leaking. The good news is that stress doesn’t have to be a part of the equation when you’ve got a reliable team on hand for water leak detection in Albuquerque, NM. We can identify leaks in areas that are often some of the hardest to find, because of a few industry tricks and some high-tech equipment that lets us measure water pressure and more.

However, this blog post is for you, and we think homeowners should be more aware of the problems that come from leaks that are neglected. Then, hopefully, next time you encounter a leak (or think you have a leak), then you can cut the stressful calculations out of the equation and just call us for leak detection services.


Leaks and Mold Go Hand in Hand

First off, let’s talk about the big problem that comes from leaks which can directly endanger you and your family. Mold grows from two different ingredients that are easy to find in a home with leaks–water and darkness. Leaks usually occur in rooms or areas where they’re hard to access, meaning there’s not much sunlight to inhibit the growth of mold.

Even a small leak can cause the growth of an entire mold colony, which will then send mold spores into the atmosphere of your home where they can infect your family and cause numerous health issues. Take it from the experts–mold is never a good thing, and a leak can directly cause mold to grow.

Leaks Can Ruin Your Home’s Aesthetic

Do you have some really ornate ceiling tiles? Or perhaps you’re trying to sell your house without doing much rennovating yourself? Then you’re going to be very disappointed when that second-story leak starts staining the ceiling and causing ugly spots to appear on your walls.

Leaks are water, which can interact in bad ways with the aesthetically pleasing parts of your home. From spots to mold, to even puddles, a leak will ruin the look of your house and make it feel more unstable or messy than it actually is.

They’re Stressful

Let’s cut to the chase, a leak is never a fun experience. When you think your home has a leak, or when you’re unsure if your home as multiple leaks, water leak detection services can be a blessing. It feels a lot better to have a team of experts go through your home and identify any areas where leaks might be a concern. Then, we can talk to you about fixing them!

They’re Expensive

Leaks are very expensive! We’re not talking about the repairs, those can be relatively affordable. We’re talking about the cost of wasted water that’s constantly leaking from your pipes. That water can add up in costs over the year and you’d be unpleasantly surprised by how much you pay extra for water leaks that you’d rather avoid.

Call First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling to have your home investigated for water leaks. Quality work, exuberant service.

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