3 Unexpected Consequences of Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes can cause a huge amount of problems to a Vernon home, especially when the pipes have been leaking for a long time, with the home owners completely unaware, which is something that happens more than you might think. Here are some unexpected consequences that may occur if you do in fact have a leak somewhere in the pipes of your home.

Vernon Leak Detection ServicesMold and Mildew

When pipes leak, it means that water is going to be spouting out into random places that it should not be. Most of the time the interior of walls in a home are warm, or a slightly humid environment and there is no question that it is going to be dark, if not pitch black inside the walls.

This just so happens to be the all time perfect scenario for mold and mildew to grow, which could end up causing a huge amount of problems. When mildew or mold gets into the walls, it is extremely hard to get out and requires a professional company to come in and eradicate the problem. This type of problem could end up costing tens of thousands of dollars, if not more.

Weakened Structures

When water leaks into the walls, floors, and ceilings of a home, there is a lot more wear and tear that is going to happen as a result. This can lead to a host of problems when it comes to the overall structure of a home, so you may come to find that you have to pay thousands and thousands of dollars to get the problems fixed.

Compromised Foundation

One of the worst things that can happen if you do have a leak in your Vernon home, is a compromised foundation, which may occur when the slab under your home gets affected by the dripping or leaking water in your house. If this happens, there are all sorts of terrible things that can happen to your home, which can truly ruin most of the value of the home in some terrible scenarios. Doors may not fit the way they were supposed to, the building may not stand up the way it originally stood, and things may seem to start slipping here and there, all over the home. Avoid these things by going out periodically and getting a professional plumbing company to come out to your home and do a check every few years, just to be safe.

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