For many, good plumbing simply means that your toilet flushes and there is water in the sink. Because of how complicated the prospect of tackling a system of pipes and drainages is, many do not give it a second thought. It is important, however, to be aware of the risks of faulty plumbing. Here are just a few of them:
Companies such as PerryPlumbing.com agree that “the most basic and common problem you might experience with your plumbing system is leakage.” Most of the time, you will only find out that you pipes are leaking when you see your next bill or when you suddenly run out of water. The biggest danger, however, is that a leak makes your entire plumbing system susceptible to contamination.
Water leaks can also physically damage your home, regardless if it is made of wood or concrete. The risks range from ‘simple’ bathroom leaks to entire renovations that can be costly depending on the damage.
A higher risk of infection
As most bacteria thrive in water, having faulty plumbing in your home increases the risk of infections. Legionella, for example, can spread through plumbing systems and is responsible for most waterborne diseases in the United States. If your plumbing is faulty, chances are the chlorination system has been compromised, which means that bacteria and other harmful organisms will thrive.
These are just some of the dangers you expose yourself when you have faulty plumbing in your home. When you do face a potentially disastrous plumbing problem, it is better off that you leave the work to the professionals, as they are more experienced in handling these situations. Your plumbing system may not be your biggest priority, but you should pay attention to it. After all, no household is safe from the damage that leaks can cause.