Is it Okay to Ignore a Small Leak?

Believe it or not, if you ignore a small leak in your home, chances are that it will lead to much bigger problems down the road. From potential pipe damage to flooding, the possibilities are endless if this is ignored for quite some time — but why shouldn’t you ignore a leak? Let us explain:

It will only get worse.

No matter how small the leak is, it’s not going to go away on its own. In fact, it will only get worse as the days go by. As the crack gets bigger and more worn out, more water will leak out and affect your home.

Water damage.

Especially is the leak is behind a wall or out of eyesight, you may be creating a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, and mold. When mold spores come in contact with water they can grow at an unprecedented rate.And if the leak is left long enough and enough mold grows, it can even begin to affect the structural integrity of your home.

Wasted water.

The only water you should be paying for is the water that washes your clothes, cleans your dishes, and leaves you feeling fresh and clean — not the water that leaks behind a forgotten about slop sink. If your faucet drips once a second, you’ll be wasting five gallons of water a day and 2,082 gallons a day.

A higher water bill.

How would you feel if your water company accidentally charged you for 2,000 gallons of water that you never used? Odds are, you wouldn’t be happy. When you leave a leak unattended not only does it damage your house and affect your family’s health, but you pay for it to do that!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we offer, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851