You don’t disregard when you’re not feeling well, or when your heat shuts off and just assume that everything is fine. So why would you ever ignore a pipe leak in your home? It might seem small and simply inconvenient, but a leaking pipe is a red flag that needs to be taken seriously and acted upon right away.
Don’t Endanger Your Home with Leaking Pipes
Think about this: your home’s water lines are under about 50 pounds of pressure per square inch. So while a small trickle may seem minor right now, it can turn into a geyser in the blink of an eye. No leak is “normal,” so if you notice something — make sure it’s addressed right away.
The tiniest of leaks can be concealing a major issue like corroded pipes and can be costing you on your monthly water bill since that water is leaking constantly — every second, minute, and hour of the day. And if your water heater is leaking, it’s important to know that most tank water heater leaks can’t be repaired and will require replacement of the whole system. So don’t wait until it stops working completely or bursts, you’ll just have an even bigger mess and headache on your hands.
Take Care of Your Home’s Plumbing with Regular Maintenance
Sometimes leaks happen, but you shouldn’t wait for them to turn into something completely unavoidable before you get a plumber to address the issue.
The easiest way to protect your home’s plumbing from leaks and other issues is to have regular plumbing maintenance performed. You might think it’s unnecessary, but just like your car needs service every few thousand miles — your plumbing does too. During plumbing maintenance, an annual inspection will be performed so any indicators of bigger problems can be dealt with immediately, well before they turn into a serious issue.
Sobieski: Your MD, DE & PA Plumbing Experts
If you’re just realizing now that you should get someone to come help you with that leak you noticed a few weeks back or that you can’t even remember the last time a plumber took a look at your home’s pipes, we’re here to help. Whether your plumbing needs repairs, replacement, or maintenance, the plumbing team at Sobieski can help protect your Maryland, Delaware, or Pennsylvania home from plumbing mishaps and offer you peace of mind.