Sales and Service
289-813-5566
Hamilton
866-243-7659
Employment Inquiries
905-847-2669

Why You Should Repair Plumbing Leaks Immediately

June 04, 2016

A plumbing repair is always a pain and could end up being costly, but it’s important to make sure all plumbing leaks are repaired right away. Some homeowners in Oakville might think, “Oh, it’s just a little water spot, it’s no big deal.” But actually water damage that you notice is usually just the tip of the iceberg.

Wall Damage

The tubes for your plumbing system are installed behind your walls so any leaks, or more severe, a total pipe burst, can moisten the drywall or destroy it completely. If you see any water damage or suspect a leak, call Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right away to evaluate the situation and we can perform your plumbing repair to avoid any further damage.

Fixture Damage

Although you may think of plumbing issues as being exclusively in your drains and pipes, leaks and water quality issues may actually harm your fixtures, including faucets and showerheads. A rotted gasket could become lodged in the plumbing lines or decrease your water pressure. If not taken care of quickly and correctly, you may end up needing to invest in a new fixture, which may cost between $100 and $500 or more.

Flooring Damage

Same as the walls, a plumbing issue can also cause destruction to your floors. Gravity pulls water to roll downhill which can result in leaks under your floors. Distorted and discolored floorboards and loose tiles are indications that you may need a plumbing repair. The sooner you call an expert plumber, the better chance you have of not having to fix all the flooring, so call Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as you see any signs of damage.

Mold Issues

In specific situations, moisture in the walls and floors can lead to mold growth, so if you see any marks that you might need plumbing repair, call immediately because you may need someone else besides a plumbing expert – you may also need the service of a mold remediation company to remove mold and sections of your wall or floors. Mold can cause severe health issues so don’t wait around with a moisture issue.

Cost of Wasting Water

On top of the harm leaks can cause in your home, it could also end up costing you more on your water bill. Leaks are just what they sound like – leaking water – so they up your water usage and may earn you a large bill. If your water bill is more than usual, make sure you call your Oakville Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in case you need a plumbing repair.

Don’t ignore leaks thinking they will go away; they don’t fix themselves. Even something that seems like a little plumbing repair issue can turn into a major problem if not resolved right away. Call Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for emergency plumbing repair or routine plumbing maintenance.

Contact Us