Dangers of a Water Leak

December 16, 2020


A dark spot on a light ceiling or wall is usually a sign of a problem. A leak might seem like a small issue that leads to a bit of dampness. However, even a very small leak can lead to some big problems over a long period.

Damaged Roof

The first step is finding the leak. A leaky roof can cause some major damage in your home, especially if it's not detected quickly. Failure to make timely repairs can lead to collapsing ceilings and rotten roof decking. Making quick repairs before these problems arise can help you avoid a significant expense.

Rotten Floors

A leaky toilet or water line can also start as a small problem. However, over time, they can start to rot the floor from under your feet literally. Like fixing a small roof leak, taking care of pipe leaks early can keep your home standing strong for decades to come.


While some of the problems stemming from water leaks are related to structural damage, another is tied to health concerns. The biggest health issue would be mold. There are many different types of mold, and they thrive in the damp conditions that water leaks create. Mold can lead to allergic reactions, and it can even lead to more severe health problems. Therefore, you'll want to fix any leaks you find as soon as possible.

If you have concerns with water leaks around your home, be sure to contactMitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air. We'll help you get to the bottom of your leak and perform any plumbing repairs that you might need. Give us a call today.



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