Dealing with plumbing issues right away is important. If you have a clogged drain or leaky pipe in your Glencoe, Illinois, home, call a plumbing expert to fix the issue before things get worse. Leaving plumbing problems untreated can waste a lot of water and lead to severe damage and mold growth.
Damage to Your Home
Water damage is extremely detrimental to the structural integrity of your home and can destroy the flooring and drywall. Even a small clog in a drain can cause water to back up and spread throughout the space. If the clog occurs in a water main that connects to a sewer line, the risk of bacteria growth and contamination is high. Most states have laws that require homeowners to replace carpeting and padding that has been exposed to bacteria, so the damage could be expensive to repair.
Excess moisture also leads to mold growth. Mold spores can start growing within a day or two of exposure to moisture and spread very quickly. Mold growth is hard to spot because it tends hide in dark places. Some people are allergic to mold. Common symptoms include congestion, headaches, and sore throats. Mold in the HVAC system can also reduce indoor air quality. Even more serious health conditions can result, so it’s critical to keep the moisture under control.
A leaky faucet or damaged pipe can waste a lot of water in a short period of time. Even a leak of a single drop of water per hour can waste as much as 3,000 gallons of water in a year, and you could notice higher water bills each month. Wet spots on the floors or walls can also indicate a leak.
Protect your property by calling an experienced plumber whenever you have a plumbing issue at your home. Our plumbers at Carefree Comfort Heating, Air Conditioning, & Plumbing are available for all types of repairs. Call us at 847-388-0115 to schedule an appointment.