There are multiple dangers to DIY leaky pipe repair. Choosing the DIY approach to pipe repair can hurt you, your family, your wallet and your home. Sometimes it’s best to know when to quit – or not start at all – and leave it to the pros at Henry Plumbing Company.
So what are the dangers that come with repairing your own leaky pipes?
Health Concerns for Your Family
Perhaps the scariest consequence of a DIY leaky pipe fix is the damage it can do to your loved one’s health and wellbeing. Your plumbing is primarily designed to deliver clean, fresh water into your home and drain waste water away. It’s an intricate system that when tampered with or not fixed properly can lead to dampness, fungus, and mold.
Damp can lead to mold which in turn can trigger asthma – children and the elderly are most at risk from this serious ailment. A damp, mold-ridden home is also a magnet for insects and mites who thrive in such conditions. If you have a leaky pipe in your attic (or you tried to mend one and didn’t isolate the true problem), various types of fungus and bacteria can move in and cause a range of health problems. Mold and other dangerous spores cannot live without water. We can find where it’s coming from and get your family breathing safe air again.
Making Matters Worse Before We Get There
A small leak in a pipe can quickly turn into a torrential disaster if you are not careful. Only the right tools and years of experience can satisfactorily address leaky pipe issues. The last thing you want to do is complicate what may have been a simple problem. Fixing a leaking pipe can also be treacherous due to the close proximity of telecommunication wiring, electrical or gas lines.
DIY Leaky Pipe Repair Can Lead to More Costly Issues
The first problem you can run into when trying to fix your own leaky pipe is simply the lack of experience to do so. Plumbing is a skilled trade, and there are so many things that can go wrong.
Without proper training in any task, you’re behind the eight-ball, and leaky pipe repair is no different. By calling in a professional plumber from Henry Plumbing Company right away, you can be sure we will isolate the problem and deliver the most cost effective solution. Structural damage from a poorly mended or incorrectly diagnosed leaking pipe can be a very expensive fix and extremely hard to locate by yourself.
If your water meter is running 24/7, then your water bill is going through the roof. Why take the chance? We have all the latest tools and techniques to locate where the leak is, and we’ve been saving Savannah, Georgia residents money since 1968.
We’ve been tackling all kinds of plumbing issues in the Savannah region since 1968 at Henry Plumbing Company. Take advantage of our free verbal or written estimates. We are proud of the trust our customers have in us. Let us earn yours. Call us anytime at 912-352-9827.