3 WAYS LEAKS CAN DAMAGE YOUR HOME

Leaks are one of the most destructive problems that can occur in your home’s plumbing—and also one of the hardest to find. It only takes a small leak, such as “pinhole leaks,” to cause severe damage to your house.

When you require leak detection in Teaneck, NJ to find where you need these destructive leaks repaired, give BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. a call. We have provided quality service plumbing in Bergen County for many years.

Here are three ways that leaks can cause damage to your home:

  1. Ruining building material: Water splashing onto a wall of your home won’t do much. However, a slow build-up of water from a leak can eat right through the materials that make up your house. Water will destroy drywall and cause wood to warp, often leading to extensive repairs and even rebuilding. Slow and small leaks that remain hidden are perhaps the most destructive, since they will have a long time to cause damage.
  2. Mold and mildew: Standing water from leaks will promote the growth of mold and mildew. Both can lead to unhealthy air (especially for people with allergies) and unpleasant odors. But they also add to the destruction of drywall and wood, causing them to rapidly rot away. Mold and mildew will also quickly ruin insulation in walls, requiring replacement. Mold remediation can be very expensive if the issue is not discovered early.
  3. Damage from humidity: As leaks start to occur in your house, the water will raise the indoor humidity level. This will cause wallpaper and paint to peel, hurt items stored in the basement or attic, and damage systems like furnaces and ventilation.

If a major leak springs up in a sink, you’ll know about it right away and call for repairs. But most leaks occur where you cannot see them, along pipes and at connections hidden in walls, floors, or in the basement.

You need to pay close attention to signs of leaks: look for mildew or mold developing in corners, signs of damage to wallpaper or drywall, warping of wood floorboards, ceiling stains, or musty smells. Don’t hesitate when these warnings appear: call for professionals to perform leak detection to find all the locations where water is escaping.

Using high-technology detection equipment, our plumbers at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. will locate where leaking has occurred in your plumbing and put a stop to it.They will also find what caused the leaks in the first place and remedy it to avoid future trouble. For the leak detection in Teaneck, NJ you need, call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

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