Why You Need Professional Help for a Leak ASAP

Leaks happen in every type of home. They may appear behind tub and shower fixtures, under sinks, or around the lower areas of the home due to cracks in the foundation. When these issues appear, no matter how small, they require your prompt attention. A small leak left unaddressed can easily lead to thousands of dollars in damage. If you notice a leak and need help fixing the problem fast, Rivers can help.

Leaks Can Lead to Unseen Damage

When you spot a leak, you can see the immediate results, such as puddles on the floor, the steady drip coming from the source of the leak, and maybe some slight water damage around the area. However, what you don’t see is often the most damaging. Water travels the path of least resistance, meaning it will find its way to the lowest point in your home very quickly. Water can find its way into small cracks in the floor, around baseboards, and behind fixtures and furniture and work its way into the walls of your home.

Water that seeps into the spaces between the floors of your home or the spaces between your walls can be incredibly expensive to repair. If you let a small leak go too long, this damage will eventually spread throughout the house faster than you might expect, paving the way for damage to drywall, wooden support structures, insulation, even wiring. It can also lead to mold growth.

Health Hazards from Leaks

Standing water from an unchecked leak in your home can eventually create the perfect conditions for mold to grow. Mold spores can eventually spread, damaging the walls and supporting structures of your home and releasing harmful particles into the air that can cause respiratory damage and illness. Additionally, moisture from leaks also attracts pests like roaches, silverfish, and other invasive insects.

If you notice a leak and need professional help fixing it, Rivers is here to help. Contact our team in Pleasanton today at (925) 846-6000 and make an appointment to have one of our trained and experienced plumbers fix your leak before it can wreak havoc on your home.

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