What Should I Do When I Have an Emergency Water Leak?
The most appropriate action to take when an emergency leak occurs is to call a reputable plumbing company. Astute companies understand that water causes a major portion of home damage. Because of this, these companies have 24 hour on-call services that can dispatch someone quickly to deal with these types of problems.
As stated before, water damage is the most expensive damage to repair for myriad reasons. Often, when these leaks are finally discovered, they have been proliferating for some time without being visible. This means that the damage will be exponentially more extensive and in turn, much more expensive to repair.
In addition, water provides the perfect atmosphere for mold growth. This happens especially when the leak has been occurring undiscovered for long periods of time. This is especially true when the leaks are in ceilings or crawl spaces because these leaks will only be noticeable after extended periods of time before they are discovered and repaired.
Once mold is at dangerous levels, it will be extraordinarily expensive to eradicate. In some cases, mold can cause homes to become uninhabitable. Most times this is temporary, but in extreme cases can be permanent. Additionally, when mold is growing unabated it can cause or exacerbate breathing problems in the inhabitants of the home. This is especially dangerous for the very young, elderly and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional
Mold and other extensive damage is the reason that home and business owners should have established a relationship with a professional plumbing company. These companies will not only repair problems, but they will also inspect and anticipate other problems before they are able to cause the extensive damage that occurs with water damage.
In addition, they can institute appropriate fixes that less comprehensive companies will not bother to correct as preventative maintenance. Because it is more expensive to fix emergency problems when the client is vulnerable because of the emergency situation, preventative maintenance does not advance their goals.
When a relationship with reputable companies has been fostered, these types of clandestine businesses cannot be successful and will not be in business for very long. Additionally, companies that have integrity also price maintenance appropriately.
Because of this, they can correct problems as preventative maintenance and institute periodic inspections to ensure plumbing systems are performing properly. They can also recommend appropriate re-piping services when the entire plumbing system has become outdated and a constant problem.
If you have a water leak in your Vernon home water heater, don't wait, and Call Water Heater Medic at (860) 896-3342 today.