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Why A Small Leak Can Lead to a Big Problem

Chances are, if you were to spill water, your first reaction would be to wipe it away with some type of cloth. That’s because you know that if you don’t wipe the water off, it can cause problems for the surface it comes in contact with. However, since plumbing leaks are often hard to detect, the water remains on the surface and can eventually cause a variety of problems like these. 

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Damage to Fixtures

Your beloved bathroom fixtures can become ruined by small leaks. You may have recently renovated your bathroom with brand new expensive fixtures. If a leak occurs, it can ruin your new, high-quality faucets, showerheads, bathtubs, and other fixtures. If your fixtures aren’t in good condition, they can affect water pressure and cause even more expensive damages. The best way to extend the life of your fixtures and prevent avoidable repairs, be sure to fix leaks early. 


Mold Growth

Leaks behind bathtubs or under a sink usually go unnoticed, and these places offer the right environment for mold to grow. Mold thrives in dark and damp environments, exactly what it’s like behind bathtubs and under sinks. When mold grows in your home, it can lead to a variety of health problems. The safest thing to do is address a leak as soon as you detect one to avoid mold growth and have a professional plumber look for any signs of mold throughout your house. 


Electrical Problems 

Most electric cables run through the walls and ceilings. If the plumbing pipes inside the walls are leaking, it can negatively affect wiring throughout the home. When water comes into contact with electrical wires, it increases the risk of short circuits and fire accidents. That puts your home and the people inside your home at risk. That’s why it’s important to have leaks fixed before they can mess up your wiring. 


Structural Damage

Small leaks can not only ruin your fixtures, but they can also damage the entire structure of your home. Since plumbing pipes are behind walls, a leakage problem can significantly damage the structure of your home. A good indication of a leak is seeing wet spots on the walls without any reason. Do not ignore the signs. Structural damage is usually the result of the long-term overlooking of a leak. So before it gets to that point, be sure to have an experienced plumber in MD to fix the leak for you. 


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Need to repair a leak? Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating will do it for you! With 24/7 emergency service and over 20 years of experience, we’ll repair your small leak before it turns into a big plumbing problem. Give us a call now or click here to schedule an appointment. 

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