Warning: This is Why Leaky Pipes Will Ruin Your Home

What is that funky smell coming from under your kitchen sink? That smell does not smell good. You open the cabinet housing your sink pipes and find out that your kitchen sink is leaking and there’s questionable kitchen sink water pooled on the ground, “I’ll just throw on some plumber epoxy, and that’ll solve the problem.”

STOP. Take two steps back and read about why leaky pipes are going to ruin your home.

First, mold

We all know that South East Asia is humid central, and humidity and dampness combined make the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold needs moisture to thrive, and it doesn’t need sunlight- which makes the bottom of your kitchen sink nirvana if there’s even a little leak. No one wants mold growing around their home, as it can cause a variety of illnesses and onset allergies. Spores from the mold can be a trigger in young children prone to asthma and upper respiratory problems, and nobody wants that.

Second, foundation

Alright, maybe you a small corner of your ceiling looking a little darker than the surrounding area. Overtime that little patch is starting to grow. CALL A PLUMBER. Leaks in your ceiling or walls can cause foundation damage and compromise the structural integrity in your home. Now, you don’t want your ceiling collapsing or your walls rotting, get help ASAP.

Third, damage in other pipes

Lastly, a leak in one pipe can be a warning sign that there are problems in other pipes around your home. There might be a clog in further down the line and causing a buildup of water with nowhere to go, thus causing a leak from the pressure over time. This pressure might lead up to a burst pipe, which will lead up to problems that are way worse than ones from a small leak.

 

Leaky pipes will not only cause health problems if left alone but also can have serious implications for the structure on which your home is built on. Many a time, we won’t even know if there is a leak in our home until it’s too late.

Don’t wait for the warning signs, get one of Gawin.ph’s plumbers to come in and take a look at your pipes if there is a cause for concern. If you already have a leaky pipe, what are you waiting for? Click here to get one of our plumbers in today!

written by Sereena Low

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