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What Happens If You Ignore Hidden Leaks In Your Home?

What Happens If You Ignore Hidden Leaks In Your Home?

There is an old saying, “Out of sight, out of mind.” But putting a leak you cannot see out of your mind is a very bad idea. Just because many of these leaks are hidden under floors, between walls, in the foundation or deep under your property, it does not mean you can wait to get help. If you ignore hidden leaks, your home will experience damage that can cost much more than you might expect.

Your water bill is the first place you may notice an unseen leak. You cannot ignore hidden leaks signaled through a high water bill because that water is going somewhere. Even if you do not see it, the water is still there. Moisture from a leak can damage home systems and its structure.

Because of the potential for high costs, you should never ignore leaks. Instead, call your experts at Leak Locators. We find hidden leaks quickly and help you avoid costlier damage.

Common Hidden Leak Causes

Common causes of a hidden leak in your home can include:

  • Loose water lines to/from the toilets, appliances or sinks
  • Loose or damaged pipes in the ground
  • Degraded water lines
  • Unsecured or damaged pipes in walls
  • Poorly installed lines from the city supply to your home
  • Tree roots growing into pipes underground

Any of these problems can lead to hidden leaks that you only notice in your water bill or after they cause substantial damage to your home’s systems or structure. Underground leaks can cause sinkholes in your property, swampy areas or even major flooding.

Finding Hidden Leaks

Some leaks are easy to find, such as when you see a pool of water forming on the floor or under your sink. But some leaks can exist for a long time before you realize they exist. They often develop in pipes obstructed from view by your walls or deep underground.

When these hidden leaks occur, you need professionals with the right equipment to find them. Ideally, you work with the pros who specialize in leak location services, so they do not cause expensive damage to your home or property, in the process.

How Hidden Leaks Damage Your Home

Hidden leaks can wreak havoc on a variety of spaces and materials found in and around your home. This damage often includes:

  • Floorboard warping and wood rot
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Eroded drywall and structural material
  • Ceiling collapse
  • Paint flaking and wallpaper peeling
  • Foundation cracking
  • cracks in concrete slab
  • Sinkholes, swampiness or landscape damage

Leaks can even affect your health. There are a wide variety of health problems associated with excess moisture in your home. These conditions include respiratory problems, headaches, depression, allerigies and eye irritation.

Professional Leak Locators Find Hidden Leaks to Prevent Property Damage

As you can see from the above list, a hidden leak can lead to very costly property damage. You can experience mold problems, terrible odors, structural rotting and health problems before you even see any outward signs of an issue.

As soon as you suspect a hidden leak, call the leak location experts of Leak Locators Myrtle Beach at (843)655-5375. We will find the source of your water problem and provide repair services to ensure you do not experience costlier damage.

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